If you have been looking for a chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe, your search is over my friend! We are using precooked chicken, celery, carrots, and egg noodles to create a warming bowl of chicken noodle soup that is ready in under 30-minutes! Bursting with flavor, our Ina Garten copycat recipe is super simple and a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Chicken Noodle Soup In A Pressure Cooker
While we may love creating our own recipes from scratch, sometimes we just want to follow the directions of those who have come before us. And when that time comes, Ina Garten is our go-to for family-friendly comfort food!
Our chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is inspired by Ina's own recipe, although we have tweaked it to be easier - without sacrificing flavor!
Made following our recipe, your chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is bursting with flavor and is worth every calorie and carb. However, if you are looking to make some changes so you can include this soup in your rotation, there are dietary adaptions listed below.
Truth be told, we love to make this chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe for dinner as it's a full meal. However, feel free to add a side salad or your favorite bread to serve with it.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Making chicken soup in your instant pot means it cooks super fast (just 3-minutes!)!
- Using pre-roasted chicken allows you to create a homemade chicken soup that is bursting with TONS of flavor without watching your stove all day long.
- While most chicken soup recipes call for homemade both, we are using a store bought option to get your chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe done as quickly as possible without sacrificing flavor.
- Our recipe is easy to adapt based on your families' dietary preferences or tastes.
If you love making soups in your pressure cooker as much as we do, then you'll want to also try our instant pot egg drop soup, instant pot pizza soup, pressure cooker zuppa toscana, and pressure cooker broccoli cheese soup.
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They key to this fantastic chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is using ingredients that are ready to go. We are starting with pre-roasted chicken (or a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store) and chicken broth, adding in celery and carrots, and, of course, egg noodles. Just a little bit of seasoning to bring it all together and your homemade pressure cooker soup will be done!
- cooked chicken - pre-roasted whole chicken, rotisserie chicken, or chicken breast will all work
- olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
- chicken broth - we use Swanson's
- celery - diced
- carrot - diced
- egg noodles - we prefer wide ones
- fresh parsley - chopped
Swap out the chicken and celery for other soup vegetables including potatoes, squash, or broccoli.
Saute onions with the other vegetables for additional flavor.
A Pressure Cooker - This is the Instant Pot model that we used.
- Low-carb/keto - To make this chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe low-carb and keto-friendly, omit the egg noodle and either add extra veggies or use a veggie-noodle such as zoodles.
Step By Step Instructions
By starting with pre-cooked chicken, and using a store bought broth, you only need to prep your veggies and pressure cook! Our chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is designed to taste like a slow-roasted, spent-all-day-in-the-kitchen pot of soup, without taking all day!
Chop your celery and carrots.
Turn your instant pot to Saute and pre-heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Saute the carrots and celery for 3 minutes until they start to soften.
Turn off Saute and add the chicken broth and pasta to the pot.
Attach the lid to your pressure cooker and seal.
Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes. Depending on your instant pot model, this could be called Pressure Cook or Manual.
Allow your Instant Pot to natural release for 5 minutes. Release the remaining steam in the pot and open the lid.
Add the pre-cooked chicken to the pot until it's warmed through. You should not need to use the saute feature to do this, unless you are trying to really make this a quick dinner.
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.
- Prep all of your ingredients in advance since this soup comes together and cooks quickly.
- The key to our chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is to start with pre-cooked chicken. If you don't have any on hand, you can either see below for a superb roasted chicken breast recipe or boil chicken breast on the stove top (for best flavor, use the recipe below!).
- Don't over saute your carrots and celery! They will continue cooking while your Instant Pot is under pressure.
- Often we will use a low-sodium chicken broth, but for the best flavor we have found that using the original Swanson's broth is best!
- You can easily double this recipe and enjoy your pressure cooker chicken soup as left-overs! Just know, the pasta will continue to absorb liquid, so you may need to add additional chicken broth when warming them up.
While this chicken soup in pressure cooker recipe is a complete meal, you could serve your soup with a side salad, your favorite bread, or even a grilled cheese sandwich.
When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, your soup will keep for 3-4 days.
In a word, no. You can opt for thinner noodles or skip them entirely. If you use a thinner noodle, reduce the pressure cook time to just 1 minutes. If you opt for no noodles, pressure cook for 0 minutes (to allow the vegetables to cook).
Roasted chicken breast which is super easy to make, especially when you use the Ina Garten method!
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place the chicken breast on a sheet pan and drizzle the meat with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper (I did ½ teaspoon sea salt and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper). Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165F. When cool enough to handle, shred or dice the chicken meat.
More Instant Pot Soup Recipes
- Instant pot Egg Drop Soup
- Instant Pot Pizza Soup
- Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
- Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
And be sure to pin the recipe for later on Pinterest so you can easily get back to it!
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