There’s something incredibly comforting about a bowl of chicken noodle soup, especially when it’s homemade. Our Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken Noodle Soup takes this classic comfort food to the next level with a blend of unique flavors and the convenience of a slow cooker. Whether you call it a slow cooker or a crockpot, this appliance makes it super easy to create a hearty, delicious meal with minimal effort.
One of the best things about using a slow cooker is that it does most of the work for you. Just add the ingredients, set the timer, and go about your day. It’s a great way to make a tasty meal without spending hours in the kitchen. And let’s face it, who has time for that on a busy weekday?
Making soup at home allows you to control the ingredients, which means you can make it as healthy as you want. Chicken is a good source of protein, and the vegetables add essential nutrients. Plus, you can adjust the salt and fat content to your liking. If you’re a fan of slow cooker meals, you might also enjoy our Mississippi Pork Chops, Tortellini Soup, French Onion Chicken, Cajun Chicken Alfredo, or Jambalaya Pasta. For more easy and delicious slow cooker dinners, don’t forget to explore our Slow Cooker category.
Why This Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is Special
What sets this slow cooker chicken noodle soup apart is the combination of flavors. The Ranch dressing mix and chicken gravy mix add a unique twist, while the pepperoncinis give it a slight tang. Plus, it’s all made in a slow cooker or crockpot, making it incredibly convenient for busy days.
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: The main protein in this dish. Use boneless and skinless chicken breasts, if you prefer dark meat, use boneless and skinless chicken thighs instead.
- Ranch Dressing Mix and Chicken Gravy Mix: These packets add a burst of flavor to the soup.
- Celery and Carrots: Classic veggies that add crunch and nutrition.
- Chicken Broth: The base of the soup. You can use homemade or store-bought.
- Pepperoncinis and Juice: These add a tangy kick to the soup, and what makes this soup “Mississippi” chicken noodle soup.
- Medium Egg Noodles: Noodles are added at the very end to be cooked with the soup. If you’re meal prepping, cook them separately and only add them right before serving the soup.
Complete list of ingredients with quantities and instructions is located in the recipe card below
How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
- Prepare the Slow Cooker: Place the chicken breasts into an 8-quart slow cooker.
- Add Ingredients: Add the Ranch dressing mix, chicken gravy mix, sliced celery, sliced carrots, chicken broth, sliced pepperoncinis, and pepperoncini juice to the slow cooker.
- Cook: Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Shred Chicken: Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
- Cook Noodles: In a separate medium pot, boil the egg noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain the water.
- Combine and Serve: Add the cooked noodles to the slow cooker, stir everything well, and serve warm.
- Cooking Time: If you’re short on time, you can cook the soup on a high setting for 3-4 hours. But if you have more time, cooking it on a low setting for 6-7 hours will deepen the flavors.
- Vegetable Options: Feel free to add more veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, or even some spinach for added flavor and nutrients.
- Spice It Up: If you like your soup spicy, consider adding a dash of hot sauce or some red pepper flakes before serving.
- Gluten-Free: To make this soup gluten-free, use gluten-free noodles and make sure your Ranch and gravy packets are gluten-free as well.
- Dairy-Free: If you need to make it dairy-free, check the ingredients in your Ranch and gravy packets, as some may contain milk products.
- Using Frozen Chicken: If you’re using frozen chicken, add an extra hour to the cooking time if cooking on high, and an extra two hours if cooking on low.
- Storing Leftovers: This soup stores well in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just make sure to store the noodles separately to prevent them from getting mushy.
- Freezing the Soup: You can also freeze this soup for later use. Again, it’s best to store the noodles separately. When you’re ready to eat, thaw the soup in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stove.
- Fresh Herbs: For a fresh twist, add some chopped parsley or dill before serving.
- Low Sodium: If you’re watching your salt intake, look for low-sodium versions of chicken broth and gravy mix.
This Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for those days when you need a hearty meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. It’s great for family dinners, potlucks, or even meal prep for the week. So go ahead, give this crockpot chicken noodle soup a try, and let us know how it turns out. Don’t forget to rate and review the recipe!
Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1 oz packet dry Ranch dressing mix
- 1 1 oz packet chicken gravy mix
- 2 stalks celery sliced
- 2 carrots peeled and sliced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup jarred sliced pepperoncini peppers
- ¼ cup jarred pepperoncini pepper juice
- 2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
- Place the chicken breasts into an 8-quart slow cooker.
- Add the Ranch dressing mix, chicken gravy mix, sliced celery, sliced carrots, chicken broth, sliced pepperoncinis, and pepperoncini juice to the slow cooker.
- Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
- In a separate medium pot, boil the egg noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain the water.
- Add the cooked noodles to the slow cooker, stir everything well, and serve warm.
- You can also cook the soup on a low setting for 6-7 hours if you prefer.
- Feel free to add more veggies like mushrooms or bell peppers for added flavor.
- If you like your soup spicy, consider adding a dash of hot sauce before serving.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.