Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

They say that there are healing properties in chicken noodle soup. I wouldn’t dare say that is not true. However, I think the real healing is in the broth! Using a whole chicken to make this Instant Pot chicken noodle soup, along with the blend of aromatics, is what sets this apart from most. Of course, you can use store-bought broth and boneless skinless chicken breasts. But if you do, don’t expect it to be special. Might as well buy a can of Campbells.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

 

The Process

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Add whole chicken to pot, breast side up. Then add aromatics and seasonings – onion, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Then add 6 cups of water. Lock lid and cook for 35 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 30 minutes. If there is any pressure left, go ahead and do a quick-release.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Remove chicken and transfer to a large bowl. It should be falling apart (which is a good thing!), so you may need to do this a little at a time.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Using some sort of strainer, remove all remaining aromatics and chicken remnants from the broth.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Add diced onions, celery, carrots, lemon juice, and noodles to broth. Lock lid and cook for 2 minutes at high pressure.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Meanwhile, remove all meat from chicken. Discard skin and bones.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Once cook time is complete, you’ll need to do a controlled quick-release (meaning only open vent halfway, and open for a few seconds at a time). This type of noodle will cause starchy bubbles that may try to escape through the steam vent if you release too quickly.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Return meat to pot and give a good mix. Serve hot!

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

 

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup | The Foodie Eats

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This version of the timeless classic has full-bodied flavors and is ridiculously comforting.
5 from 7 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 247kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 5 lb. whole chicken
  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 12 oz. egg noodles

Instructions

  • Add whole chicken to pot, breast side up. Then add aromatics and seasonings – onion, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Then add 6 cups of water. Lock lid and cook for 35 minutes at high pressure.
  • Meanwhile... chop all your other veggies.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 30 minutes. If there is any pressure left, go ahead and do a quick-release.
  • Remove chicken and transfer to a large bowl. It should be falling apart (which is a good thing!), so you may need to do this a little at a time. Using some sort of strainer, remove all remaining aromatics and chicken remnants from the broth.
  • Add diced onions, celery, carrots, lemon juice, and noodles to broth. Lock lid and cook for 2 minutes at high pressure.
  • Meanwhile... remove all meat from chicken and shred into bite-size pieces. Discard skin and bones.
  • Once cook time is complete, you’ll need to do a controlled quick-release (meaning only open vent halfway, and open for a few seconds at a time). This type of noodle will cause starchy bubbles that may try to escape through the steam vent if you release too quickly.
  • Return meat to pot and give a good mix. Serve hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.3mg

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Sourav
    November 2, 2018 at 5:01 am

    5 stars
    I never forget you man… really osm…

  • Reply
    Z
    May 8, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    5 stars
    Gave this recipe a try and it was a success! My 19 month daughter devoured it, which is always a plus!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    August 14, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    5 stars
    I’m relatively new to the Instant Pot and I’ve never had a chicken noodle recipe I really liked. But this was soooo good!!! Definitely a keeper for me. (I used Italian seasoning instead of thyme and the bay leaf for personal preference, but other than that, I followed this exactly and was so happy with the result!) Thank you!

  • Reply
    Lori
    August 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    5 stars
    This is the best chicken noodle soup recipe. I’ve made it several times. Cooking the whole chicken and using the broth makes a big difference in taste. Our whole family loves it.

  • Reply
    Laura
    September 4, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    5 stars
    I followed the recipe to a T and it was absolutely fabulous! I have never made soup from scratch before, and now I won’t do it any other way…Thank you!

  • Reply
    Molly
    September 24, 2019 at 9:04 am

    5 stars
    This is THE BEST chicken noodle soup! It has so much flavor. One tip: if you have a steamer basket for your Instant Pot, put the chicken and aromatics in there to cook. When the chicken is cooked, just pull the basket out and leave the broth behind. So easy.

  • Reply
    Diane
    October 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious, the whole family loved it. They had it again for lunch. Requested btb3 year old granddaughter. Thank you

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