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Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

You can’t go wrong with the ultimate comforting home-cooked meal! Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles is a true family pleasing meal and doesn’t use any canned cream soup and is made all in the slow cooker, no extra steps required!

chicken and noodles topped with parsley on a gray plate

I love quick and easy meals that require nothing more than my slow cooker to make, and I especially love when it’s a meal my family goes nuts for too!

For anyone that struggles to get food on the table that every person in your family will eat and enjoy, you know all to well the pain of most dinners where someone is complaining. But, you also know the joy of when everyone is happy and requests seconds! With a meal like this slow cooker chicken and noodles, everyone wins! It’s easy to make and delicious to devour!

This recipe utilizes six simple ingredients like fresh chicken breasts, broth, frozen egg noodles, seasoning and cream. Everything is done in your slow cooker so no extra mess or clean up required.

bag of Reames Egg Noodles

If you can’t find frozen homestyle egg noodles like these, you should be able to substitute dried noodles instead. Cooking time for dried noodles in the slow cooker is 30-45 minutes. Adjust liquid as needed.

step by step collage preparing chicken and noodles in casserole slow cooker

How do you make chicken and noodles in a slow cooker?

  • utilize your slow cooker to make easy work of cooking some chicken breasts all day in broth
  • use my favorite herb and garlic seasoning blend so that you have minimal things to add
  • Add frozen egg noodles at the end along with some cream and let cook through

While it is a two step process, it’s still so easy and simple and mostly hands-off.

casserole slow cooker filled with chicken and noodles

Can you cook Reames noodles in the slow cooker?

Yes! It will take a little longer than boiling on the stove, but give that you can add them and walk away, it’s totally worth the little bit of extra time it takes. I find if my slow cooker is on high, it takes around 30-40 minutes for them to be cooked.

Can I add the chicken frozen to the slow cooker?


For best food safely practices, I recommend using only fresh or fully thawed chicken in the slow cooker. Because of the low temps, frozen chicken may remain in the danger zone for bacteria too long to be safe.gray and white bowl filled with chicken and noodle pasta

Additional Cooking Tips:

  • I prefer using my casserole slow cooker for this recipe, but any 4 quart or larger slow cooker will work
  • shred the chicken before adding the cream and noodles
  • stir a few times while the noodles are cooking to keep them from sticking together
  • refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days
casserole slow cooker filled with chicken and noodles

Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

Jennifer Draper
You can't go wrong with the ultimate comforting home-cooked meal! Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles is a true family pleasing meal and doesn't use any canned cream soup and is made all in the slow cooker, no extra steps required!
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 363 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon herb and garlic seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 16 oz frozen egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste


  • Add chicken, broth and seasoning to slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Remove chicken and shred and return to slow cooker
  • Turn slow cooker to high
  • Whisk cornstarch with equal amount of water until smooth and stir into slow cooker along with noodles and cream
  • Cover and continue cooking on high for 30-40 minutes until noodles are cooked and tender


  • Use a 4 quart or larger slow cooker for this recipe to ensure you have enough room to stir noodles
  • If using dried instead of frozen noodles, monitor for any additional liquid needed to soften noodles and stir often
  • If preferred you can chop chicken into bite sized pieces before cooking instead of shredding after


Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 21gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2.1mg
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  1. Jennifer, this recipe sounds great, I have noticed that Heavy cream is used quite often. Is there somethng else that could be used instead. I’m allergic to milk and sugar,
    Usually I don’t make the meal.
    thank you

    1. I don’t have a good substitute for this recipe, although there are many non-dairy milks and creams that you could try if you enjoy the taste of them!

  2. Do you remove the chicken stock liquid from the slow cooker along with the chicken or do you leave that in there before you put the noodles in?

  3. These egg noodles are a bit hard to find but are great. I buy the rotisserie chicken at Sam’s and just use the breast and it is wonderful because the spices they put on the chicken gives the dish a little extra flavor plus I add a can of evaporated milk and half stick of butter. Yummmm !

  4. 4 stars
    I have used Reames noodles for years. Walmart carries them and so do a lot of other stores in the freezer section of the store. They do cook up well in Crockpot. Just put them in and cook them with everything else. I also add a little poultry seasoning and/or crushed rosemary.

  5. 5 stars
    I do not have frozen noodles in our stores. Will it be ok to cook our regular noodles on top of the stove, add them to my slow cooker when done and have the same results ?

    1. The frozen egg noodles are the Reames noodles but if you can’t find those, I would look for Amish style egg noodles in the dried section instead. You can still add them directly to the slow cooker, but they will take just a bit longer to cook and you may need to add about 1/2 cup more liquid.

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Jennifer,,,,,Your recipe for slow cooker chicken and noodles sounds awesome. My only question is where can I purchase frozen egg noodles ? I’ve never seen them around here and I always use package egg noodles that you boil. Will that make any difference.

    All your recipes that I’ve tried have been great. Thank you for your help. Happy New Year…..

    1. Thank you so much!! The egg noodles I’m referring to are the Reames noodles. If you can’t find frozen noodles, I would look for Amish style dried egg noodles instead. You can still add directly to the slow cooker, but plan on a little extra cooking time and probably 1/2 cup of additional liquid may be needed. Hope that helps!

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