Out of the gate… if you don’t have an instant pot, what are you waiting on? Seriously.
This has to be the greatest invention ever, and no I don’t have an air fryer. I low key try to cook clean, and make things from scratch and my Instant Pot helps me out a lot.
We’re in that weird void of post-Christmas space where nothing is happening until Spring. It’s during this time that I TRY to hibernate and eat soup… like this Zuppa Toscana dupe that I love so much.
Well I tried my hand at chicken noodle soup in the instant pot, it was done in 30 minutes and tasted like it had simmered all day.
I figured you might be interested in how to make this so I documented it for you. You’re totally welcome!
The ingredients are so basic, a few chopped veggies, chicken broth, chicken, salt and pepper.
I used two split bone-in chicken breasts, but feel free to use boneless skinless if you like. I did have to separate the meat from the bone, which added an extra step, but I find bone in breasts to be a little juicier so that’s what I went with.
Here’s how to make it!
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 chicken breasts
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 4 large carrots
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 1/2 cups egg noddles
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp butter
- to taste salt and pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
- Season chicken with kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder
- Using the "saute" feature on the Instant Pot, saute your carrots, celery and garlic in the butter
- Once the vegetables have softened, add the chicken broth, chicken, bay leaves and a sprig of rosemary. Salt and pepper to taste
- Close the lid to the Instant Pot, and make sure the nozzle is set to "seal"
- Manually set the time to 15 minutes
- Once 15 minutes has passed, move the nozzle from "sealing" to "venting." Once all of the steam has been released it is safe to remove the top.
- Remove the chicken, bay leaves, and sprig of rosemary. Stir the vegetables, then add in the noddles.
- Place the top back on the Instant Pot, "seal" and add 10 minutes of cookign time.
- While noodles are cooking, shred the chicken with two forks, or your method of choice.
- Once the noodles finish, release the steam again. Once it is safe to open the lid, add the chicken in.
- Stir and enjoy! Add parsely if you like.
You can mimic this recipe on top of the stove or in a crockpot. Just adjust the cooking time to ensure the chicken is cooked throughout.