Not only does this chicken noodle soup recipe utilize the crock pot for a set-it-and-forget-it easy dinner, you can also prep all the ingredients ahead of time and store them away in the freezer to pull out on a day where you forgot to plan dinner. That's a meal-prep win! Just make sure you thaw the food before adding it to the slow cooker--otherwise it will remain at an unsafe temperature for too long.
To make ahead: Freeze the prepared bags (Step 1) for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator for 1 day before cooking (Step 2).
Tip: Want a faster thaw? Place the frozen chicken mixture (in its sealed bag) in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes. You can also thaw the pasta this way, but be sure to use separate bowls to avoid cross contamination.
Serving Size: about 2 cups
327 calories; protein 36g; carbohydrates 32.6g; dietary fiber 5.4g; sugars 5.7g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 67.7mg; vitamin a iu 3458.3IU; vitamin c 12mg; folate 37.3mcg; calcium 49.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 41.9mg; potassium 609.8mg; sodium 677.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.