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Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken Noodle Soup

 This slow cooker lemon sesame chicken noodle soup can be assembled ahead and stored in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to cook it up! Perfect for cold and flu season: healthy, comforting and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 252kcal


To Prep Ahead:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 3 inches ginger peeled and cut into ¼ inch rounds
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Add to Slow Cooker:

  • 6 cups stock

Minutes Before Serving:

  • 2 cups uncooked rotini

Right Before Serving:

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or the juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • parsley or green onions


  • To cook right away:Combine all ingredients listed under "to prep ahead" as well as the chicken stock in the base of a 5 quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Add the rotini, turn up to high, and cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and soy sauce.
  • Remove the ginger slices before serving, and garnish with parsley or green onions.
  • To Assemble & Freeze Ahead:Combine all ingredients listed under "To Prep Ahead" in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw completely before dumping bag contents into the slow cooker with the chicken stock and cooking as indicated above.


Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 949mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g