Preheat crockpot to High for quick cooking (3 hours), or Low for longer cooking time (7 hours).
Place all ingredients up to chicken into crockpot, in order listed. (Olive oil, onions, celery, carrots, spices, chicken). Pour in broth and water; they should cover with plenty to spare. (Adding a little extra water won’t hurt, as the chicken and vegetables will contribute to the finished broth.) Cook for 3 hours on High, or about 7 hours on Low, until chicken is cooked through and will tear easily with a fork.
Remove cooked chicken breasts from crockpot, and place on cutting board to cool. In the meantime, add the kale and Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Egg Noodles, and stir into the soup. When chicken is cool enough to handle, tear or cut it apart into bite-sized chunks and return it to the crockpot. Simmer for another 15-30 minutes. Serve hot, with bread or biscuits.