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white bowl with chicken noodle soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade chicken noodle soup is easy to make from scratch in a fraction of the time with this easy instant pot recipe. This soup loaded with chicken and noodles is the perfect comfort food for chilly winter evenings!


Units Scale
  • whole 3 lb chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 6 ounces egg noodles (half of a 12 ounce bag)
  • kosher salt & black pepper


  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. Add olive oil. Once olive oil is hot add onion, carrots, garlic, thyme, oregano, 2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.
  2. Add chicken, ginger, and broth. Stop saute mode. Shut the Instant Pot lid and valve and set to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  3. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then carefully quick release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and use tongs to remove chicken to a large bowl and discard ginger and herb sprigs.
  4. Switch the Instant Pot to saute mode and bring to a boil. Add noodles and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile remove bones and skin from chicken then use two forks to shred the meat.
  6. Add chicken back to soup once noodles are cooked and season to taste with additional salt and pepper before serving.


adapted from Food Network

Keywords: instant pot chicken noodle soup