Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

A very satisfying homemade soup everyone will love.

    2 lbs chicken, skinned if desired
    5 cups water
    1 medium onion, chopped
    4 carrots, cut into ½ inch pieces
    4 ribs celery, cut into ½ inch pieces
    1-16 ounce can whole tomatoes, cut up
    1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon
    1 tablespoon minced parsley
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles

  1. Combine all ingredients except egg noodles, in slow cooking pot. Cover and cook at Setting # 3 for 6 to 8 hours or at Setting # 5 for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken and vegetables are tender.
  2. Remove chicken pieces from cooking pot and set aside to cool slightly. Increase heat to Setting # 5 and add noodles, stirring to blend. Cover and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, remove chicken from bones and cut into bit-sized pieces. Return meat to cooking pot to heat as noodles finish cooking. Reduce heat to Setting # 2 for serving.

    Makes 6 servings.