This turned out to be wildly successful. It also makes a LOT of soup. Seriously, my crockpot was almost overflowing. This picture was taken after taking out almost a whole quart.
Making this will make all your chicken noodle soup dreams come true.
Yield: a LOOOT of soup.
1 whole chicken
64 oz. fluid (chicken broth, vegetable broth, water...my particular combination was about 3 cups chicken broth, 4 cups vegetable stock, and 1 cup water. It would have been different if my pantry supplies were different)
1 large onion, chopped
3 ribs of celery, sliced
3 whole carrots, chopped
8 oz noodles
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper to taste
Place all the ingredients into a crockpot. Let sit until the chicken is cooked, and vegetables are tender. Prepare the noodles and add to the soup right before serving. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
*This can also be made faster, not in a crockpot. Those directions go like this: Place all the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is done and the vegetables are tender. Add the noodles, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.
Source: adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks