I am always looking for the absolute easiest things to make for dinner. The after work/school hustle is chaotic to say the least. The two and a half hours form when we walk in the front door to when the kids go to bed is like a that first house party you threw when your parents went away for the weekend. Toys are thrown carelessly throughout the house, food ends up everywhere, someone is half naked, someone is crying and if you’re like me, you’ve most likely got a boob hanging out because you just finished feeding the baby.
Well that’s a lovely picture isn’t it?
So needless to say, I am all for the easy, quick and most importantly CROCK-POT. Why? Because the most work involved in using the crock-pot is cleaning it. Which I have now bypassed thanks to crock-pot liners- pro-tip, you’re welcome!
This wasn’t necessarily a hit with the kids, because well, it had ‘nature in it’ (i.e. spinach, or anything green), but I gave up on cooking them anything other than hot-dogs, mac and cheese and pizza and long time ago. But the spouse and my mom (who I shared it with) loved it. Hopefully you will too!
Easy Chicken Corn and Spinach Crock-Pot Soup
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 4.5 hours on low
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 bag no yoke noodles
- 1 bag fresh spinach
- 1 can of yellow corn
- 1 box low sodium chicken broth
- salt/pepper/Italian seasoning
- Insert a crock pot liner into that pot
- Clean and trim as desired the 4 chicken breasts and put in the crock pot
- Add 1 box of broth, corn, spinach and salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
- Cover and cook on low for 4 hours
- Remove chicken and shred with fork, then dump back in
- Add noodles and cook on low for 30 minutes or until noodles are soft
Bam, that’s it. Seriously. See easy. We had enough for several dinners for the two of us and even gave some to my mom and froze some more.