Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect healthy dinner option for those cold winter months or if you’re down and out with a cold! Easy to make, all comes together in one pot, and is full of flavor. 

This classic, comforting homemade soup is loaded with tender bits of shredded chicken, vegetables, egg noodles and a bold chicken stock flavor. You will not miss the canned soup once you’ve tried this version!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles!

COZY COMFORT IN A BOWL

Is there anything in this world more comforting on a cold winter day than a hearty, warm bowl of soup? I think not! It is my go-to on these dreary, chilly days where I can’t seem to get warm. Or for those pesky colds that strike and take us down. It warms my soul to the core.

So when I’m in need, I pull this recipe out. Or hopefully I have some stored in the freezer to make my day just a teensy bit easier. Especially when sick!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS SOUP

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetables: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, peas, and leeks
  • Water
  • Chicken Stock: No Salt Added
  • Dried herbs: thyme, oregano, parsley, bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper – to taste, adjust when using NSA broth/stock versus regular
  • Wide egg noodles
  • Lemon juice

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles!

HOW TO MAKE THIS INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Full recipe with directions below – just scroll down! 🙂

  • Set the Instant Pot to sautĂ© and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onions, carrots, celery, and leeks. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  • Add in seasonings (minus the bay leaf) and minced garlic. Stir well, cook 1 minute.
  • Deglaze the pot: pour in stock and stir, scraping along the bottom of the pot using a wooden spoon. Remove as many brown bits that you can.
  • Add chicken breast, water, and bay leaf. Stir well.
  • Place the lid on top, set the valve to the sealed position.
  • Select Pressure Cook on HIGH for 7 minutes.
  • Allow for a 10 minute natural release followed by a quick release.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board.
  • Hit cancel on the Instant Pot and select the sautĂ© button. Once the soup has come to a boil, add the noodles and stir well.
  • Cook 4-5 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Remove the bay leaf and discard. Add in the lemon juice.
  • While the noodles are cooking, shred the chicken using two forks. Return it to the pot, add the frozen peas and stir.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles!

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TIPS AND TIDBITS:

  • You can substitute chicken/vegetable broth for the chicken stock. Stock will have a richer, more profound flavor, though.
  • This can be made on the stovetop! Directions are found below in the recipe card under the Instant Pot instructions.
  • You can substitute butter for the olive oil.
  • If you have cooked chicken on hand, add it at the end to warm. Lower the time on cooking to 4 minutes on HIGH.
  • Don’t have some of the vegetables on hand? Get creative! Use mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, etc. 
  • This soup will keep 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator or up to 5-6 months in a sealed storage container in the freezer.
  • SODIUM: I prefer to buy and use any canned/boxed goods (such as broths and sauces) that do not have salt added to them, as I can control the amount of sodium in a recipe. If using regular stock/broth, season with salt accordingly. If using no salt added/low-sodium, increase the amount of salt, if desired.

MORE DELICIOUS, HEARTY SOUPS TO TRY

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  3. Easy Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
  4. Instant Pot Ham Potato and Corn Chowder
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 3 votes
Simple and delicious soup that you and your family are going to love! Loaded with juicy, tender chicken, pasta, tons of vegetables and an array of flavors. The ultimate soul soothing comfort dish during the chilly winter months!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Noodle Soup, Instant Pot, Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, Instant Pot Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 163kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium yellow onion, (diced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, (or sub with butter)
  • 3 stalks celery, (sliced)
  • 4 medium carrots, (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 medium leek, (white and light green end only, sliced thin)
  • 4 cloves garlic, (minced - 2 tsp)
  • 8 cups no salt added chicken stock, (or low-sodium, can sub with broth)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt, (more or less, to taste *SEE NOTES BELOW)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups wide egg noodles, (or dried pasta of choice)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice, (optional - adds unique flavor!)

Instructions:

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sautĂ© and add oil. Once heated (you will hear a crackle/pop or two), add the onions, carrots, celery, and leeks. Stir and allow to cook 4-5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and seasonings (minus bay leaf). Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Cancel the saute setting.
  • To deglaze the pot:  Pour in the chicken stock. Using a wooden spoon, stir and scrap along the bottom of the pot to remove any brown bits that were created from sautĂ©ing. This will help to prevent a "burn" notice.
  • Add the chicken to the pot, water, and bay leaf. Stir well.
  • Place the lid on, set the vent to the sealed position and the pot to Pressure Cook on HIGH for 7 minutes.
  • It will take 8-10 minutes to come to pressure. After the timer has gone off, allow for a 10 minute natural release before doing a quick release to remove any remaining pressure that may be remaining in the pot.
  • Remove the lid and, using tongs, carefully remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board. 
  • Hit cancel on the Instant Pot and select the sautĂ© button.
  • Allow the soup to come to a boil and add in the egg noodles. Stir and cook 5 minutes, or until the noodles are al dente. 
  • Remove the bay leaf. Add in the lemon juice (optional).
  • Using two forks, shred the chicken breast. Return the chicken to the pot, add in the frozen peas and stir well. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. *SEE NOTES BELOW ON SODIUM
  • Serve warm, garnished with parsley and your favorite crackers. Enjoy!

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place a large soup pot over medium- high heat with olive oil. Once heated, add the celery, carrots, onions, and leeks. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the minced garlic and sautĂ© for 1 minute. Stir well.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and, using a wooden spoon, scrape along the bottom of the pan to remove any brown bits from sautĂ©ing. Season the chicken with salt and pepper (to taste) and add it to the pot along with the seasonings. Stir to mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees F using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot to a cutting board. Increase the temperature to medium-high. Add in the noodles and cook 4-5 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • As the noodles are cooking, shred the chicken using two forks.
  • Return the chicken to the pot, along with the frozen peas. Remove the bay leaf and give the soup a good stir.
  • Serve warm, garnished with parsley and your favorite crackers. Enjoy!

Notes:

 
  • If you have cooked chicken on hand, add it at the end to warm. Lower the time on cooking to 4 minutes on HIGH.
  • Don't have some of the vegetables on hand? Get creative! Use mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, etc. 
  • This soup will keep 5-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator or up to 5-6 months in a sealed storage container in the freezer.
  • SODIUM: I prefer to buy and use any canned/boxed goods (such as broths and sauces) that do not have salt added to them, as I can control the amount of sodium in a recipe. If using regular stock/broth, season with salt accordingly. If using no salt added/low-sodium, increase the amount of salt, if desired.
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NUTRITION:

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 607mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 70.1%
Vitamin C 7.4%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles! Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles! Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - oh so comforting soup that is very easy to make, comes together in the Instant Pot and has a ton of flavor! This is the perfect healthy meal for a cold winter day. Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables, and noodles!
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