Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (Slow Cooker)

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This Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup puts a twist on the classic. With a flavorful broth, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, chicken thighs, and rice noodles all made in the crockpot!

bowl with asian chicken soup

I have a super easy Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle soup for you today.  It’s both hearty and satisfying. The fresh veggies in this rice noodle soup have the perfect texture and pair beautifully with the chicken thighs.

Even the pickiest of eaters will love this twist on the classic chicken noodle!!

What sets this Asian chicken soup apart is the broth. I made the broth with typical Asian ingredients like garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.  When they are all combined it makes for an amazing base for this Chinese chicken noodle soup that is full of flavor!!

I also used chicken thighs, which I find to be more tender and add more flavor than using just white meat. If you prefer to use chicken breast, it will still turn out great! 🙂

Be sure to try out my Easy Taco Soup, Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatball Soup or this Creamy Cajun Potato Soup <-(my hubby’s favorite and he doesn’t care for soup!)

Why You’ll Love Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Minimal effort needed
  • Perfect for any time of year
  • Store bought noodles to save time
  • Flavorful
  • Can be made ahead of time
chinese chicken noodle soup in a bowl

Ingredients For Asian Soup

  • Chicken thighs
  • Shredded carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Fresh ginger
  • Chicken stock or broth
  • Water
  • Rice noodles

How To Make Asian Chicken Soup

Step 1: Cook slowly

Add the chicken thighs, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, chicken stock, and water to a slow cooker. Cook for 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.

Step 2: Debone the chicken

Take the chicken thighs out of the slow cooker and remove the meat from the bones. Place the meat back into the crockpot. Add the rice noodles and cook for 10 minutes on high or until the rice noodles have become tender.

Step 3: Serve

Serve with your favorite fresh herbs and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Don’t overcook the noodles. As you prep the noodles for Chinese chicken noodle soup, add them to the slow cooker and then watch them carefully. If they are overcooked they will become mushy. So as soon as they are soft the dish is ready to serve.
  • Add variety. You can add chopped bok choy, sliced onions, jalapenos, or some red pepper flakes to add some extra flavor. It’s fine to make this Asian chicken soup recipe your own.
  • Try ramen. For an extra fun result, swap the rice noodles for ramen noodles. They are just as delicious, inexpensive and add a new texture to the Asian soup.
asian soup in a bowl with a spoon



In any Asian chicken noodle soup recipe it is simple to substitute white meat for dark. It will save you a step because you won’t need to remove any bones.
After you have cooked the soup, remove the chicken breasts and shred them with 2 forks. Add back the shredded chicken to the Asian soup along with the noodles and cook for an additional 10 minutes.


Let the soup cool down all the way. Then pour it into an airtight container. The Asian soup will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.


Pour the Asian chicken noodle soup into a pot and heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until it’s hot. You’ll need to make sure not to heat it for a long period of time because the texture of the noodles will change.
Another option is to warm the soup in the microwave. Place it in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute, stir and repeat as needed.

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This Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup puts a twist on the classic. With a flavorful broth, mushrooms, ginger, garlic and noodles! |

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken soup, easy chicken soup
This Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Noodle Soup puts a twist on the classic. With a flavorful broth, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, chicken thighs and noodles all made in the crockpot!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 2 pounds chicken thighs skins removed
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 oz sliced mushrooms of choice
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or use 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 6 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 5-6 oz dried rice noodles found in the aisan section


  • Place chicken thighs, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, stock and water into a 6 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove chicken thighs from crockpot and remove meat from bone and shred. Return meat to crockpot along with the dried noodles and cook on high for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 816mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3708IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

22 thoughts on “Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (Slow Cooker)”

  1. 4 stars
    Woke up to a bordering on cold bedroom and with a craving for soup. This hit the spot perfectly!

    Not normally a huge fan of ginger, but realize it has its place, so did half what it calls for and it was exactly the right amount. Also swapped angel hair pasta and added snow peas. Will definitely make again, and add in more snow peas.

    4⭐️ Rating because i deviated from original recipe. I can see a 5⭐️ using everything as written.

  2. Yum! Used this as base to clear out my veggie bin so there was some random brussel sprouts, eggplant and other odds and sods. I also used a whole chicken rather than pieces which I didn’t section before cooking, just removed meat from carcass at 6 hours and shredded before adding back in to the slow cooker. Didn’t have noodles so added some cooked brown rice before serving. So delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Ummm, such a comforting and flavorful soup……loved it! I didn’t know when I was making it that I’d be needing it due to a flare-up of an old tummy/gut problem, but it was the perfect thing to eat after dealing with that. I liked it so much, I got the ingredients to make another batch. Picky son put a big hole in the first batch, so it has his approval as well! Thank you for the yummy recipe…it will be used often!

    • Thank you for your comment Vicki!! I am so glad this soup was able to help out and so glad your son liked it too!! 🙂

  4. Oh man, I love this!! Looks classic but with a little intrigue added. I bet it makes your house smell like cozy-town while it’s cooking!!

  5. I just love this fun twist on classic chicken noodle soup! We are big soup lovers here — even in the Spring 😉

    • Thank you Ashley!! Glad we aren’t the only ones eating soup during this spring like weather. Although today it’s cold and snowy making it a perfect soup day!

  6. It’s beautiful!! I love a good slow cooked soup. Especially when it’s loaded with so much flavor! Hopefully the sickness doesn’t linger too long in your home.


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