• 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 tsp. sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 tsp. sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz. egg noodles


Step 1: In a slow cooker, combine chicken, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and bay leaf and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour in broth.

Step 2: Cover and cook on low, 6 to 8 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Discard herbs and bay leaf. Return chicken to slow cooker and add egg noodles.

Step 3: Cook on low, covered, until al dente, 20 to 30 minutes.

Your child can help with the chopping and adding the ingredients to the crock pot! There are many opportunities for Practical Life Practices when helping in the kitchen!

In our practical life area, the children experience carrot peeling! This strengthens their hand and builds a suppleness in their wrist used for writing!

This experience will build a bond between you and your child, as well as building their self-esteem by being a contributing member of the family!

This simple recipe can help your child’s development in so many ways!