Copycat Bob Evans Chicken & Noodles

I had so much fun last Thursday. This day was probably the hottest day we’ve had all year. But, unfortunately, that didn’t last long. We woke up to cold rain and wind on Friday. I was all anxious to get out spring clothes, never got to it, and now I have to wait longer.  For my grandmother’s birthday that warm Thursday, we made this Copycat Bob Evans Chicken & Noodles for her, which I now conclude as being the “back to cold” meal. So, if you’re looking for a good cool weather, chicken noodle soup meal, then you can keep reading.  If you’ve had a exhausting day, this is a great easy recipe to come home to.

Copycat Bob Evans Chicken & Noodles {Tastes of Lizzy T}

To make this comforting soup, just add the chicken, chicken broth, and butter to a slow cooker. DSC_1387Piece of cake.

Then cut up the celery, carrots, and onions. DSC_1388Add them to the slow cooker.DSC_1389Add your pepper and salt. Let it simmer in the slow cooker for 3 hours if you put it on high, or 7 hours if you put it on low.

With 1 hour remaining, remove the chicken and cut up with a fork. DSC_1452

Then put the chicken back in and add the noodles. My mom buys the Amish style noodles that are wide and thick.

Cook it for the remaining hour and you’re done! That was super easy, right? It’s a good recipe to have when you get home from work, school, or wherever your day might take you.

Copycat Bob Evans Chicken & Noodles {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Copycat Bob Evans Chicken and Noodles
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 8 Servings
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cups chopped carrots
  • ¾ cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 16 ounces homestyle noodles
  1. Add the chicken broth, chicken, butter, carrots, celery, onion, pepper and salt to the slow cooker. Cook this on low for 7 hours or on high for 3 hours. Remove the chicken and shred it with a fork. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and add the noodles to cook for another hour.
You can add the noodles at the same time you add the other ingredients if you'd like. You'll end up with a thicker noodle this way.


Adapted from

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  1. says

    This was sooooooo gooooood!!

    I’m going to adapt it (cause I don’t have a chicken at the moment) and use canned Bowman-Landes turkey and turkey broth.

    Thanks for an idea for my supper tonight!!
    Grandpa will LOVE it!!

    Love you!!
    Grandma Clark

  2. Norma Wires says

    This is a great recipe! I have made it many times. It is easy to make to take to church dinners and everyone loves it! The only thing is, I never have any to bring home!

  3. says

    Thanks soooo much. I just bought a large capacity slow cooker today. And this gorgeous looking chicken noodle soup will be my first project! Can’t wait! Will let you know how my family enjoyed it. Text to you soon Kay-Kay

  4. Sue McKenzie says

    There is only one way to improve on this recipe and that is by adding 1 or 2 cans of cream of chicken soup to the broth. This gives this recipe the creamy texture that Bob Evans has and is unbelievably good! Serve it over mashed potatoes and you will have Bob Evan’s Knife and Fork Chicken N Noodle dinner! (Forget the biscuit and you’ll have more room for the noodles!). If you don’t want to make your own noodles, try the frozen ones in the frozen food section at your market!

  5. Emily Boehnlein says

    I stumbled upon this recipe today bought all of the ingredients and want to make it tomorrow since we’re supposed to be having a cold front coming through. My crockpot isn’t big enough to hold 9 cups of chicken broth, however, I do have a large 12 qt stock pot that I want to make it in instead. My question is, should I just cook it for 3 hours then since I’m not using the crockpot?
    Emily Boehnlein

    • Lizzy T says

      I don’t generally use a stockpot, so I’m not sure exactly about the timing, but three hours seems about right!

  6. Mrsdarcy says

    Insanely delicious!!!!!!!!! I use chicken broth instead of water and added about 2x the chicken. Made homemade noodles. Got tied up and didn’t get to the slow cooker so simmered it on the stove. Seriously incredible. Thx for the great recipe!!!!!!!

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