Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in the Instant Pot

Is there anything better on a chilly, rainy night than a big bowl of soup? Nope!

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We had a fall like night a couple of days ago, I took the opportunity to make homemade Chicken Noodle soup in my Instant Pot. It takes less then 30 minutes, and is really easy!

Judging by the fact there was less than a spoonful of left overs.. I think it was a big hit!

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time 9 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
PRESSURE COOK 7 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • 6 quart Instant Pot
  • CUTTING BOARD
  • KNIFE

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 LBS Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 2 stocks Celery
  • 1 package Baby Carrots
  • 1 half yellow onion chopped
  • 2 Bay Leafs
  • 3 cloves yellow onion chopped
  • 3 tsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken Substitute 3 bouillon cubes
  • 64 oz Chicken Broth I prefer Swanson
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbs[ olive oil
  • 8 oz wide egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, Freshly chopped or dried
  • salt
  • pepper
  • crackers

Instructions
 

  • Turn on your Instant Pot using the Saute function.
  • While your pot is heating up. Prep your vegetables by cutting the baby carrots into 3 sections, celery into one-inch sections, and chop your yellow onion.
  • Once the Instant Pot display is reading HOT add 2 tbsp of Olive Oil to the pot.
  • Season the boneless, skinless chicken thighs with salt & pepper on each side.
  • Place the chicken into the pot and sear on each side for 4 minutes. The chicken will NOT be cook all the way. THAT IS FINE! Remove from the IP and set it to the side. DO NOT EMPTY THE IP.
  • Add your onion, baby carrots, celery to the IP pot. Stir as it sautes. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle your minced Garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup of broth.
  • Now put chicken thighs back into the pot.
  • Now add remaining chicken broth and add 3 teaspoons of Better Than Bouillon Chicken. (May substitute 3 cubes of bouillon.)
  • Mix well and add 2 bay leaves.
  • Set Instant Pot to pressure cook for 7 minutes. Close Instant Pot lid, set pressure value to seal.
  • When the timer has stopped, do a quick release of the pressure.
  • Remove chicken from the pot and Change the setting from Keep Warm to SAUTE.
  • Once the soup begins to boil (about 2 minutes) Add 8 oz of Wide Egg Noodles and cook for 4 or 5 minutes until the desired texture.
  • While noodles cook, shred chicken with a fork. Then add back to the soup once noodles are cooked.
  • Remove the bay leafs before serving and top with parsley.
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