Instant Pot Chicken Broth + Chicken Noodle Soup

2017-09-06 16.01.57 After a 5 days of my girls both requesting a can of chicken noodle soup in a thermos for lunch (bleech) I decided to try a homemade version in my electric pressure cooker. It is amazing! I’ve made a batch once a week ever since and I’ve even started eating it for breakfast. We are all addicted! With the help of an instant pot, chicken broth from scratch doesn’t have to be an all day affair.  2017-09-06 15.53.52

Read on for my Chicken Noodle Soup recipe…

The key to a great Chicken Noodle Soup is the broth. This recipe not only gives you a delicious base for your soup (or whatever your plan is for the broth) but also gives you a whole chicken’s worth of meat to add to the soup.

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Ingredients:

  • One whole 4-pound chicken with giblets removed
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs or 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in 4 chunks
  • 2 celery stalks cut in 4 chunks
  • 1 whole onion, halved

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to instant pot and seal according to manufacturer’s directions. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Both quick release and natural release work fine. Strain all of the ingredients out of the broth, reserving the chicken. The broth can be used right away, stored in the fridge for a week, or frozen for later.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Saute for about 7 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the egg noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender. Add the chicken, and simmer 3 minutes to heat through; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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