Make classic chicken noodle soup with the help of an instant pot or slow cooker. This recipe gives you all of the flavor you want in a really easy recipe.
Sometimes life calls for chicken noodle soup. It is a cure for so many of life’s ailments.
Whether you are just cold or have a cold, chicken soup is the answer. If you are sad or anxious, chicken soup can be like the warm hug you need.
I think it has to do with the nostalgia. A bowl of soup is a reminder of those times when mom or grandma swooped in to take care of you.
Making chicken noodle soup in the instant pot
One of the benefits of making soup in the instant pot is you can start with frozen chicken breasts. There is no need to think ahead and thaw the meat.
Just cook the meat in the broth right in the pressure cooker. It adds flavor to the broth and gets cooked to tender in a jiffy.
Once the meat and vegetables are cooked, it only takes a few minutes to finish the noodles. Then you will be enjoying a bowl of soup in no time.
Making chicken soup in a slow cooker
Using a slow cooker to make the soup is just as easy, it just takes longer. You can let the chicken, vegetables and broth cook while you go about your day.
When you get home, just add the pasta and cook on high for about a half hour. They will be tender, delicious and ready to eat.
Ideas for additions or alterations
If you like celery in your soup, add it with the carrots. We just prefer our soup without.
You can also add a bay leaf with the chicken. Just be sure to remove it before serving the soup. It will be easier to find and remove before you add the pasta.
If you prefer rice to pasta, just add about a cup of rice after the chicken is cooked. It will take a few more minutes to cook than the noodles, but not many.
If you want to use leftover chicken, add it at the end. You don’t want grainy overcooked chicken.
More great chicken soup recipes to try
Greek style chicken soup loaded with rice and lemon is a perfect way to warm up or feel better. That recipes also has instructions for making it in an instant pot or slow cooker so that it’s easy and accessible for everyone!
Slow cooker chicken cacciatore soup is loaded with veggies, tomatoes and pasta. It has a fun Italian flavor twist on the classic chicken noodle soup.
Creamy chicken pot pie soup has all of that delicious pot pie flavor in soup form. It is easy, delicious and will warm you to your core!
Creamy buffalo chicken chili is super simple to make with the help of your slow cooker. It has just the right amount of buffalo chicken spice making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a game day tailgating staple.
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1¼ pounds skinless boneless chicken
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 6 cups chicken stock
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dry thyme
- 8 oz. wide egg noodles
Instant Pot Directions
- Put chicken, diced veggies, seasonings and stock in Instant Pot.
- Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release the pressure.
- Remove chicken to a cutting board and add noodles to the pot.
- Cook on high pressure for 1 minutes, then quick release. Meanwhile, dice or shred the chicken.
- Return the chicken back to the pot. Adjust the seasonings to your liking and serve.
Slow Cooker Directions
- Add chicken, onions, carrots, stock and seasonings to slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-4 hours.
- Remove the chicken to a cutting board and add the pasta. Cook on high for 20 minutes.
- Dice or shred the chicken and add back to the pot. Adjust the seasoning and serve.