I'm hesistant to show you my unedited shoddy looking pictures snapped from my camera phone, but I promise you this dinner was a huge hit all around.
Yesterday after we got the lunch dishes cleaned up I started thinking about what we should have for dinner. After assessing what I had on hand, I decided to try making a chicken noodle soup in the crockpot.
After spraying the crockpot with Pam, I tossed in 4 frozen chicken breasts. I diced celery and carrot and dumped it on top of the chicken. If I would've had an onion, I would have diced that as well. I used onion powder to give it the flavor instead. I sprinkled salt, pepper and onion powder, threw in some bay leaves and filled to the top of the mixture with chicken broth (about 8 cups).
About 30 minutes before we were ready to eat I pulled out the chicken and removed the bay leaves. I had thin spaghetti noodles on hand, so I broke the noodles into small pieces and tossed them into the soup. Any kind of noodle would work. I think egg noodles or bowtie pasta would be amazing. Using two forks I shredded the chicken and returned it to the crockpot. Then I poured a little heavy whipping cream into the soup to thicken the sauce a bit. So wrong yet so right.
These boys tore this up. All you could hear was the sound of spoons clanking against bowls. This is a successful dinner that is making its way into our family cookbook. It was super quick and easy to throw together and was big on flavor!