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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (A Healthy Meal Option!)

This easy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup is made with zucchini noodles for a healthier, gluten-free, and low-carb soup recipe.

Categories Crock Pot, Dinner, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Slow Cooker, Soup
Difficulty Easy
Keyword crockpot chicken noodle soup, healthy chicken noodle soup, slow cooker chicken noodle soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 172 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1 lemon)
  • 2 tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped


  1. Season the chicken with the sea salt and pepper.
  2. Place seasoned chicken into the slow cooker.
  3. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, celery, and chicken stock, and stir to combine.

  4. Add the bay leaf, and then cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender..

  5. Remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred, using two forks.
  6. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles, thyme, and rosemary, and stir to incorporate.

  7. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low heat for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the zucchini is mostly tender.

  8. Add the lemon juice and parsley, and stir together.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (A Healthy Meal Option!)
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 366.9mg15%
Carbohydrates 9.9g3%
Fiber 19g76%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 25.2g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.