Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup


This homemade Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup will quickly become a go-to family favorite! As a matter of fact it’s probably the easiest and best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever made! It’s so simple to throw together and it’s ready in no time. The pressure cooker does most of the work!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

When you’re sick what’s the only thing you want? Chicken noodle soup. Okay and if you’re me maybe some ice cream to wash it down.

But really homemade chicken noodle soup is one of my go-to dinners and not just for sick days.


It’s so nice to sit down to a big bowl of this after a long day.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Plus I love that my whole family loves chicken noodle soup so I make it a lot. I don’t get the “Mom, how many more bites” 30 seconds after we’ve sate down to eat.

My kids actually even request it for dinner.

And we love it with some fresh toasted and buttered sourdough bread. Bread and soup just go hand in hand don’t they?

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

And I’m guessing this will be the new most frequently made version of it at my house. It’s just that good!

The Instant Pot gives you that homestyle flavor and fully tender chicken. (If you are interested in buying an Instant Pot you can get them on Amazon).

The cook time here really is only about 20 minutes but there’s also the 10 minutes (approx.) it takes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure and the 10 minutes to release pressure.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Even if you don’t normally cook with chicken thighs definitely give them a chance here.

They add great flavor, they won’t overcook here, they become perfectly tender, and the bones in them also great flavor.

But skip the skin, like I mention in the recipe, it doesn’t have much to offer anyway unless it’s browned.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Side note – look for the fresh poultry herb blend so you don’t have to buy thyme and rosemary separately.

You can also use dried if you don’t want to pay for fresh, use a heaping 1/2 tsp of each.


Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 7 votes

This is likely to become your new go-to chicken noodle soup! So easy to make yet the end result tastes amazing! It's a homestyle chicken noodle soup everyone will love, and you'll love how the Instant Pot does almost all of the work.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cup diced celery (2 large stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small)
  • 3 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme (or just add in 2 large sprigs)
  • 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary (or just add 1 large sprig)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, skinned*
  • 3 cups wide egg noodles, such as American Beauty
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Select the "saute" setting on the Instant Pot and let heat until the label reads "hot."

  2. Drizzle in olive oil then add in carrots, celery and onion saute 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

  3. Add in broth, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste, then add in chicken. Press "cancel" on Instant Pot turn turn off saute mode.

  4. Cover and close lid and make sure the vent on the lid is set to "sealing" position.

  5. Select "manual" (or high pressure on other pressure cookers) and set to 10 minutes.

  6. Once time is up let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes then carefully use the quick release method to release any remaining pressure.  

  7. Remove chicken and transfer to a cutting board. Press "cancel" on the Instant pot then press "saute."

  8. Add noodles and let cook, uncovered, until noodles are tender, about 5 - 6 minutes. 

  9. Meanwhile shred chicken. Once noodles are done, stir in lemon juice, parsley and chicken, serve warm.

  10. *I prefer this soup without the skin, it's much less greasy. But the bones add flavor so don't just go for boneless thighs. To skin the thighs simply start from one corner and pull the skin off, use a knife to trim away any portion that is stuck on.

  11. Recipe source: inspired by my Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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  • Al Lemieux: Just made this and sampling my (your) creation. Delicious! Couldn’t find any fresh herbs in any of our stores so I just used dried stuff. It works. That’s a lot of soup for just the two of us but we like a good soup. So all is good. May 15, 2018 at 2:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you both enjoyed it! May 17, 2018 at 11:15am Reply

  • Margaret A Charest: This is the BEST chicken soup I’ve ever had!! This is my go to recipe. I get rave reviews from my family and friends. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. April 25, 2018 at 7:06am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Margaret! April 25, 2018 at 9:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you like this recipe best Margaret! Happy to hear your family and friends like it too! Thanks for your review! April 25, 2018 at 8:07pm Reply

  • Cory: I’m making this right now. Excited to try it. March 8, 2018 at 9:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hope you enjoy! March 8, 2018 at 10:22pm Reply

  • Chithra Baylis: Can this be frozen? February 8, 2018 at 2:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend it because the noodles will come out soggy. If you want to add the noodles later on then yes it should be fine. February 10, 2018 at 10:17am Reply

  • Ushmana Palmo Rai: I really love this! Simple yet hearty. I am so glad to have found this recipe, this is so quick and easy with the instant pot !
    Your recipe has such a nice combination of flavours, can’t wait to make it on my own!
    Al the love xoxo February 8, 2018 at 8:12am Reply

  • 2pots2cook: Love all the healing dishes eaten with the spoon! This is a keeper definitely! Thank you! February 6, 2018 at 11:55pm Reply

  • Ginny Murray: Have you ever tried coming up with a recipe for Scalloped potatoes & ham soup? I had it at a restaurant once and it was wonderful. Just like the casserole but a little broth and called soup. February 6, 2018 at 6:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tried that but it sounds delicious! February 6, 2018 at 10:35am Reply

  • Katie: I just got an instant pot, and I’m so excited to try this! February 6, 2018 at 6:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love this soup and your Instant Pot Katie! February 6, 2018 at 10:35am Reply

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