This Instant Pot chicken noodle soup, made with a whole chicken, has a rich and flavorful broth with juicy meat, and healthy vegetables. It’s a bowl of comforting soup that tastes like it’s been simmering on the stovetop for hours.
On the Instant Pot, press the saute and more function. When it reads HOT, add the oil and saute the onion, carrots and celery until it becomes tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and saute for an additional 1 minute.
Using a cooking spoon, push the vegetables to the side of the pot and place the chicken in the middle of the pot.
Pour in the chicken broth and water, give it a quick mix.
Close the lid and turn the pressure release valve into the sealing position (upwards). Pressure cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
Once the Instant Pot cycle is done cooking, allow for a natural release. If you're in a crunch for time, wait 10 minutes on natural release and then do a manual release by carefully turning the pressure valve downwards.
When the chicken is cool enough to handle, carefully remove it from the pot and shred the meat. Discard the bones and return the meat to the soup.
Taste the soup and add more salt or pepper to taste.
To cook the egg noodles, press the saute function then add the noodles and cook uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes (or according to the package time). Optional: Cook the noodles on the stovetop (while the soup is cooking) to save time.
Turn off the instant pot, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with optional chopped parsley.
*Nutritional facts provided is only an estimate. Accuracy for nutritional information on recipes on this site is not guaranteed.
Caution, the cooked chicken will be very hot and may fall apart when handling.
To decrease the Instant Pot pressuring time, you can boil the chicken broth and water before adding it to the pot.
If you choose to do a manual release, make sure the counter top is clear and has space for the steam to release, it may get messy.
Do not overfill the water over the max line!
Cook the noodles separately if you plan to freeze the broth. Keeping the noodles in broth when freezing will not hold up well when you reheat it.