Make a batch of comforting Chicken Noodle Soup in the Instant Pot! Using a pressure cooker will save you time and will produce the most perfectly cooked soup you’ll ever taste. Great, quick meal for any night of the week or for your next gathering!
Is there any food that is more comforting than Chicken Noodle Soup? There is a reason this is the go-to recipe for sickness and strife. Chicken Noodle Soup comforts and heals on gloomy days and also on regular ol’ any-days. It’s like a warm, cozy blanket wrapped around your brain, mind and body. I’ve been reluctant to try making this soup in my Instant Pot because I believed it could never live up to my slow cooker chicken noodle soup recipe. But ohhhh goodness was I wrong. This version of the soup was absolute perfection, you guys. I could barely comprehend the deliciousness as I sat and ate my first bowl. The noodles come out perfectly cooked and the flavor is out-of-this-world delicious.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make Chicken Noodle Soup in the Instant Pot!
How to make chicken noodle soup in an instant pot
Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the olive oil and heat for 2 minutes. Add garlic, onion and carrots and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until garlic and onion are soft and fragrant.
Add parsley, thyme, salt and pepper to the pot and stir.
Add the chicken stock/broth and chicken breasts to the pot. Place the lid on the pot and set timer to 6 minutes on high pressure (soup setting). It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then do a quick release.
Remove lid and transfer the chicken to a cutting board; shred.
Add egg noodles to the pot and replace lid. Set to low pressure and cook for 2 minutes. Do a quick release, remove lid and turn off Instant Pot; add the shredded chicken back to the pot. Let sit for 2 minutes in the pot and serve with fresh parsley
What is the soup setting on instant pot?
The soup setting is one of my favorite settings on the Instant Pot because it controls the temp and keeps liquids from coming to a rolling boil. I love cooking soups low and slow because it brings out such delicious flavor.
What to serve with chicken noodle soup
Personally, I love chicken noodle soup topped with chopped parsley, salt and pepper and that’s it. Crumbled saltine crackers are a great topping, as well, because they soak up the delicious liquids and provide a yummy texture to the soup. If you are looking for something else to serve alongside it, consider garlic or cheese bread, biscuits, bread sticks, a grilled cheese sandwich or a side or chopped salad.
Why does it take my instant pot so long to heat up?
The time leading up to actual cook time may seem long and even confusing (“What is going ON in there?!”), but it’s an important part of the process! The Instant Pot is working on building up the appropriate amount of pressure that it will be cooking the food at. It handles liquids and solids differently and also fresh and frozen differently, so the time can vary. Most recipes take between 10 and 25 minutes to build up pressure.
What is the best thing to cook in an Instant Pot?
The list of recipes you can make in an Instant Pot is endless! It can act as a slow cooker, saute pan, steamer, rice maker, yogurt maker and pressure cooker. It can cook soup, chili, pasta, meat, potatoes, veggies, cake, beans and so much more. Here are a few of my favorite Instant Pot recipes:
Enjoy the soup, friends! Stop back and let me know how much you love it!