Easy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Jan Scott February 19, 2023

Are you the proud owner of an Instant Pot?

I resisted purchasing one for a few years, because I just wasn’t convinced it could live up to the hype. However, once I decided to take one for a test drive, it’s become a great tool for many things.

If you’re wondering what to make, or which recipe you should start with, I’d like to point you in the direction of my foolproof Instant Pot chicken noodle soup. It’s easy peasy, super healthy, and if you choose to add noodles it quickly becomes classic comfort food that your kids will want to devour all winter long.

Another added bonus? You can play around with the flavours to suit your tastes. For example, stir in rice instead of pasta, cilantro instead of parsley, and add a spoonful of taco seasoning to the pot, too. Or to make a creamy soup, cut back the broth by 1 cup and then stir in 1 cup milk whisked with 1 tablespoon flour after the pasta has cooked. I find a lot of the Instant Pot recipes can easily be turned into another dish altogether, which is one of the benefits of cooking in one.

Easy Peasy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

You’ll Need

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
  • 2 ½ cups chopped carrots
  • 2 ½ cups chopped celery 1 yellow onion, peeled and
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Optional: 1 ¼ cups orzo or 2 cups egg noodles

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Put your chicken in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
    Cover with carrots, celery, onion, and broth.
    Close and lock the lid.
    Press ‘Manual’ for high pressure and set the cooking time to 15 minutes.
    Make sure the valve is placed in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  • 2
    When the time is up, quick release the pressure.
    Shred the chicken with two forks and stir in the peas and parsley.
    Let sit for 2 minutes or until the peas are heated through.
    Check the seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
    Serve at once or continue to add pasta.
  • 3
    To add pasta or noodles to the soup, turn the Instant Pot off and then press ‘Sauté’.
    Bring the soup to a boil, and add the pasta to the pot, stirring.
    Cook for 4 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot, or until the noodles are cooked through.
    Serve hot.

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