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Comforting & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (with a hint of lemon & rosemary)

Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup made right in the slow cooker so you don't have to do any work! This soup is easy to make and perfect when you have a cold because it contains lemon, rosemary and garlic.
Course Dinner, Healthy, Lunch, Poultry, Soup
Keyword slow cooker chicken noodle soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 252 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced carrots (from about 4 large carrots)
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh diced rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fresh diced thyme
  • 6 oz whole wheat fusilli (see notes below)
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. Place the chicken, chicken broth, sliced carrots, celery, onions, fresh lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, salt, poultry seasoning, rosemary and thyme in a large slow cooker and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  2. Remove chicken with slotted spoon and transfer to a baking sheet or large plate; shred chicken with two forks once it is cool enough to handle. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the pasta, cover, and cook on high for 10-20 minutes longer or until noodles are al dente. Do not overcook or the noodle will get mushy! 
  4. Taste and season soup with additional salt and pepper and extra herbs if desired. Serve with a side salad and soup crackers. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

To make gluten free: Use gluten free brown rice noodles and watch how long you cook them for at the end so that they don't get mushy.

If you desired more lemon flavor, juice another lemon and add it to the broth. This soup is amazing when you have a cold.

Nutrition Facts
Comforting & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (with a hint of lemon & rosemary)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 31.6g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.