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Instant Pot Soup Recipes for Cozy Meals

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is my go-to comfort food. It's packed with hearty veggies and tender chicken. Quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying, it's like a warm hug in a bowl!

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This chicken noodle soup, oh my! It's a comforting, hearty dish I whip up in my Instant Pot when the chilly nights sneak in. The aromatic broth, laden with tender chicken, chunky vegetables, and slurpy noodles, is as cozy as it gets. Believe me, once you've tasted this soup, you'll never settle for canned versions again. It's ridiculously easy to make, and the flavors... absolutely soul-warming! Let's get cooking, shall we?

Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Chicken breast: Lean protein that adds heartiness and flavor to the soup, creating a satisfying and wholesome meal.
  • Chicken broth: Provides a rich and savory base for the soup, infusing it with depth of flavor and comforting warmth.
  • Carrots: Adds natural sweetness and vibrant color to the soup, while providing a dose of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Celery: Brings a refreshing crunch and subtle herbal note to the soup, enhancing its overall texture and flavor profile.
  • Onion: Offers a savory and aromatic base for the soup, adding depth of flavor and complexity to each spoonful.
  • Garlic: Infuses the soup with a pungent and robust flavor, elevating its taste and providing a comforting aroma.
  • Egg noodles: Soak up the flavorful broth and add a comforting chewiness to the soup, making it a hearty and satisfying dish.
  • Dried thyme: Adds a warm and earthy herbaceous flavor to the soup, enhancing its overall aroma and taste profile.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Soup

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the soup quickly while infusing flavors and keeping the chicken tender.
  • Knife: Needed for chopping vegetables and slicing chicken breast for the soup.
  • Cutting board: Provides a safe and stable surface for cutting and preparing ingredients for the soup.
  • Measuring cups and spoons: Ensure accurate measurements of broth, noodles, and seasonings for a well-balanced soup.

Instant Pot Soup Recipes for Cozy Meals

This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for cozy meals. It's quick, easy, and packed with flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


Main Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place chicken breast, chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and thyme in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure, open the lid, and shred the chicken.
  • Add egg noodles to the pot and cook on sauté mode for 5-7 minutes until noodles are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.


This soup is perfect for a cozy night in. You can also add other vegetables like peas or corn for extra flavor.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 25gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken Noodle Soup, Instant Pot, Soup
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Tips for Making and Storing Chicken Noodle Soup Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the soup as directed but do not add the noodles.
  • Let the soup cool completely before refrigerating in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • When ready to serve, reheat the soup and add the noodles to cook until tender.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the soup without adding the noodles.
  • Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe container.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To serve, thaw the soup overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on the stove.
  • Add the noodles and cook until tender before serving.

Adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to this chicken noodle soup at the end of cooking can enhance the flavors and add a subtle tangy kick to the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Instant Pot Soup Recipe

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.
How long does it take to release the pressure after cooking?
Quick release the pressure after cooking, which usually takes a few minutes.
Can I add other vegetables to this chicken noodle soup?
Absolutely! Feel free to add your favorite vegetables like peas, corn, or spinach to customize the soup to your liking.
Can I use a different type of noodle instead of egg noodles?
Yes, you can use any type of noodle you prefer in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time according to the noodle's package instructions.
How should I store the leftover chicken noodle soup?
Store the leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

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