Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Chilly weather means soup season in my book. I love them all. But my opinion, you don’t get more comforting and nostalgic than a classic Chicken Noodle Soup. I love making it in my slow cooker using this recipe. But sometimes, I want the soup made faster. Enter, our handy pressure cooker. This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup gives you all the flavor and comfort of a soup that has been slow cooking all day long.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup with text

What You’ll Need for this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup:

  • Mirepoix!  – Carrot, celery, and onion. A great base for almost any soup
  • Garlic and Spices – I like Rosemary, Thyme, Bay Leaves, and Salt & Pepper, of course.
  • Chicken Stock – Chicken broth is also okay, but I prefer the richness of stock. (homemade is even better!)
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Egg Noodles
  • Fresh Lemon Juice and Fresh Parsley – To add at the end for an added brightness and freshness.

 

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Making Ahead?
    • Don’t add the egg noodles. If the noodles sit in the soup, they’ll soak up the broth and get soft and mushy. Instead, boil and drain them separately. When you’re ready to eat, put some cooked noodles in the bottom of your bowl and ladle the soup on top.
  • Freezing the Soup?
    • Keep the noodles out of it and just freeze the veggie/chicken soup. When you’re defrosting the soup, boil up some noodles and then combine.
  • Have fun with the spices!
    • Feel free to add different dried spices of your choice. Thyme, Rosemary, and Bay Leaves are my favorite combo but go ahead and try adding some other dried herbs of your choice!

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Now ladle up a bowl, put on your coziest pajamas (fuzzy socks included), and settle in for a comforting night.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Made right in your pressure cooker - this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for chilly weather. Simple, comforting, and healthy. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
Made right in your pressure cooker - this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for chilly weather. Simple, comforting, and healthy. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #kathleenscravings #instantpotsoup #chickenoodlesoup #chickennoodle #soupseason
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small to medium yellow onion
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and diced or sliced into rounds
  • 3 stalks celery diced or sliced into half moons
  • 2 teaspooos minced garlic
  • 8 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 1.5 lbs
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small to medium yellow onion
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and diced or sliced into rounds
  • 3 stalks celery diced or sliced into half moons
  • 2 teaspooos minced garlic
  • 8 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 1.5 lbs
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
Made right in your pressure cooker - this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for chilly weather. Simple, comforting, and healthy. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #kathleenscravings #instantpotsoup #chickenoodlesoup #chickennoodle #soupseason
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in the Instant Pot using the Sauté function. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and a heavy pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the veggies are starting to soften (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Stir and cook for 1 minute more. Add the chicken stock (scraping any bits off the bottom), then add the chicken breasts. Add a final pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Close the lid on the Instant Pot and set vale to sealing. Cook for 10 minutes on Manual High Pressure.
  4. When the IP is done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes then quick release any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove the lid, and remove the chicken breasts to a plate. Turn the IP back to Sauté, and bring the soup to a simmer. Add in the egg noodles and cook on a simmer/low boil until the noodles are tender. About 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile, shred the chicken breasts with two forks.
  6. Stir back in the shredded chicken, the fresh parsley, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • To Make Ahead: Don't add the egg noodles. If the noodles sit in the soup, they'll soak up the broth and get soft and mushy. Instead, boil and drain them separately. When you're ready to eat, put some cooked noodles in the bottom of your bowl and ladle the soup on top.
  • To Freeze: Keep the noodles out of it and just freeze the veggie/chicken soup. When you're defrosting the soup, boil up some noodles and then combine.
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