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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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This Instant Pot chicken noodle soup has tender chicken, egg noodles, and veggies in an herbaceous chicken stock.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup in a large soup bowl.

Nothing is more comforting and healing than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. 

But if you’re under the weather or not able to stand over a hot pot all day, don’t worry! You can still have delicious, nutritious, and flavorful homemade soup ready in no time, with little effort!

This Instant Pot chicken noodle soup takes tender chicken breast, carrots and celery, egg noodles, Italian seasonings, chicken stock, and water, and lets the Instant Pot do all of the work for us.

You simply put everything into the Instant Pot and walk away; there’s no having to stand over a hot pot on the stove for hours. 

Trust me, this Instant Pot chicken noodle soup will become your go-to favorite soup for the winter!

Ingredients to make Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup on a table.

Ingredients for Instant Pot chicken noodle soup

  • Olive oil – Olive oil is our fat of choice for this soup.
  • Mirepoix – This classic combination of sweet carrots, earthy celery, and onion is the base of many soups and stews. 
  • Garlic – Garlic will add earthiness to the Instant Pot chicken noodle soup.
  • Chicken breast – Chicken breast is lean and packed full of protein. 
  • Chicken stock – Feel free to use your favorite homemade or store-bought variety. 
  • Water – Water will help the soup reach its perfect consistency. 
  • Italian seasoning – Italian seasoning will give the soup an herbaceous backdrop. 
  • Bay leaf – Bay leaf will add a depth of flavor to the soup.
  • Egg noodles – Egg noodles are a perfect noodle for this classic soup. 
Vegetables sautéed in an Instant Pot.
Chicken noodle soup in an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot FAQ

What is an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is an electric multi-cooker that can sauté, slow cook, and of course, pressure cook.
There are a lot of horror stories about using old-fashioned stovetop pressure cookers but these are much safer and WAY easier to use. They use high-pressurized steam to help cook meat and vegetables at a much quicker rate than traditional stovetop or slow cooker options. Instant Pots are VERY easy to use and very safe. Don’t worry if you’re new to the electric pressure cooker world. You will LOVE it!

What is the difference between an Instant Pot and an electric pressure cooker?

Instant Pot is a brand-name electric pressure cooker. Since most people recognize the name “Instant Pot” and think of an electric pressure cooker it’s often easier to just title a recipe with IP in the name.
I have also used the crockpot version electric pressure cooker with equally delicious results.
This is the same as most people calling a plastic bandage a Band-aid or a tissue a Kleenex. Over time the brand names become synonymous with a type of product.

What is the difference between natural release and quick release?

When a recipe calls to let your Instant Pot “natural release” it means your pressure cooker will naturally (and very slowly) release the pressure. Many recipes call for the pressure cooker to naturally release for a period of time because this helps the recipe cook just a little longer. Since the pressure cooker will be slowly losing pressure you do not have to do anything it will eventually lose all its pressure and the lid will unlock. When a recipe calls for quick release this means you will manually be letting the pressure out of the Instant Pot. You will have to turn the vent to the “venting” position and a bunch of hot steam will come out of the vent. It is very important that you do not put your hand in the steam as it is VERY HOT. This will then immediately unlock the lid and the food can be served.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl.

Make your own Italian seasoning

If you don’t have any pre-made Italian seasoning on hand, no worries!

Italian seasoning is often an easy blend of dried basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and thyme.

Help from the store

To make this soup come together even faster, take some extra help from the store!

Here are some ways to save time:

  • Buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli section of the grocery store so you don’t have to fuss with raw chicken.
  • Most major grocery stores have pre-cut veggies in the produce section; this will save you time and energy (which is definitely helpful if you’re feeling under the weather).
  • Use store-bought chicken stock. Just be sure to check the nutritional label and make sure it’s not too salty!
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl with a spoon taking a spoonful out of the bowl.

Toppings

There are many different flavorful garnishes you can use to enhance your soup to your liking, here are some of my favorites:

  • Fresh herbs, like parsley or dill
  • A squeeze of lemon zest and juice (fresh is best!)
  • Saltine crackers
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • A splash or two of your favorite hot sauce

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover Instant Pot chicken noodle soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe dish covered loosely with a damp paper towel and heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated thoroughly. 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup in a white bowl.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Instant Pot chicken noodle soup has tender chicken, egg noodles, and veggies in an herbaceous chicken stock.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 8 ounces egg noodles

Instructions

  1. Heat the Instant Pot using the Sauté function.
  2. Add the olive oil, carrots, celery, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. 
  4. Next, add the chicken, chicken stock, water, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf.
  5. Attach the lid and ensure the valve is in the sealing position. 
  6. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook - Manual for 12 minutes. 
  7. Once the instant pot has finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. 
  8. Release any additional pressure manually by switching the valve to the venting position. 
  9. Remove the chicken and bay leaf. Set the Instant Pot to the Sauté function again and add the egg noodles. Cook according to the package directions-- or just until the noodles are soft. 
  10. While the noodles cook, shred the chicken. Once the chicken has been shredded, add it back to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Enjoy warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 32g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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Shadi Hasanzade

Monday 11th of September 2023

It's the perfect comfort food for any day of the week. The pressure cooker makes the chicken incredibly tender, and the flavors are rich and comforting. Plus, it's super easy and quick to prepare, making it a lifesaver on busy days. I love how customizable it is - you can add your favorite veggies and seasonings to make it your own. This soup has become a staple in my household, and it never fails to warm both body and soul. Highly recommend giving it a try!

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