This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is a fast and simple way to make a big pot of soup right in your electric pressure cooker. It's the perfect comfort food that the whole family will love!
I make more soups in my Instant Pot than any other dishes. Our favorites include Instant Pot Vegetable Soup, White Chicken Chili and Corn Chowder with Bacon.
My favorite way to make a big pot of comforting, hot soup that's loaded with veggies, meat and noodles or rice, is to add all of the ingredients to my Instant Pot and let it do its magic. This Chicken Noodle Soup is comforting and delicious and exactly what you need on a chilly day or when you are feeling under the weather. You can feed your whole family with this recipe or save leftovers for up to 4 days in the fridge.
- wide egg noodles
- chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- chicken stock and water
- Start by heating up oil on the saute setting. Add onion and garlic and saute for a 1 minute. Add diced chicken and Italian seasoning and cook, stirring often, until almost done.
- Add onion, carrots and celery and stir well.
- Add remaining ingredients (liquid, noodles). Place lid on your Instant Pot and set the valve to "sealing" position. Cook on HIGH pressure for 6 minutes.
- Once done, turn off the Instant Pot, wait a few minutes and then switch the valve to venting.
What to serve it with?
This soup is perfect served with my Homemade Drop Biscuits or these Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits.
Can I use frozen chicken to make this soup?
If using frozen chicken, your cooking time needs to increase. That would turn the noodles to mush. Cook the chicken first for 10 minutes, then add veggies and noodles and cook for 5 minutes.
Can I use pre-cooked chicken in this recipe?
Yes! You can use already cooked chicken, shredded or cubed. Simply add chicken to sauteed garlic and onion and season with Italian seasoning. No need to cook it since it is done, so you are saving time here. This will make it flavorful. Follow the remaining steps to make soup.
- creamy soup: add 1 cup of half and half to cooked soup and stir.
- vegetable soup: use vegetable stock or broth and skip chicken. Add mushrooms instead. Pressure cook for 4 minutes.
- with rice: follow my Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup recipe.
- with dumplings: skip the noodles and add dumplings (homemade or cut up buttermilk biscuit dough) and cook for 7 minutes.
More easy soup recipes:
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- White Chicken Chili
- Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Soup Recipes Roundup (all in one place)
Check out my Instant Pot Guide for Beginners, filled with all the info you need to get started with your new appliance! Seeing BURN message on your IP? Read my Instant Pot Burn Message post to learn why and how to save your dish.
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1" cubes see note
- 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or fresh poultry herb blend
- 2 cup diced carrots
- 4 celery ribs diced
- 3 cup wide egg noodles dry, not yet cooked
- 4 cups chicken stock or broth
- 3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- On Instant Pot, press "saute" button. After 1 minute, add olive oil to IP insert. Wait 1 minute, then add onion and garlic. Saute, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add carrots and celery and saute for 2 minutes. Add diced chicken and Italian seasoning and cook, stirring often, until almost done.
- Add remaining ingredients, making sure the noodles are just covered with liquid.
- Cover the IP with lid and set the pressure valve to "sealing" position. Newer models do it on their own.
- Press "manual" and set the timer to 6 minutes. Make sure your Instant Pot is set to high pressure. The pressure cooker will beep and start coming to pressure, which can take about 12 minutes.
- When the cooking time is up, press the "cancel/off" button. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes (to let the foam from cooking noodles to fall), then quick release any remaining pressure by switching the valve to venting position.
- Carefully open the lid, away from your face. Stir the soup. Let cool and serve. Adjust seasoning as needed.
- The noodles cook when the soup cooks. No need to cook them beforehand.
- You can use 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary denpending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
- The original recipe called for half of the amount of ingredients. I increase the values after some readers commented that the recipe does not make enough soup.
This recipe was originally published in 2017 and updated on March 11th, 2020.
I always use Costco rotisserie chicken and I throw that in when done and it’s so hot it heats it perfectly without drying out the chicken. Highly recommend it just makes it easier if your looking for a quick soup. This is my got to recipe.
What a great tip! Thank you for sharing, Tiffany!
Absolutely yummy ☺️ I have made this 3 times so far and going to make it way more!!! Thank you
We love this soup! My whole family asks for it for dinner more than anything else. Perfect for cold winter days!
That's fantastic, Chris! Thank you!
I'm a new instant pot cooker. Made this recipe as directed and added some cream and a couple tablespoons of tomato paste after pressure release for more flavor depth. It was great. So much flavor. And so quick. Tasted like it had been all day in the crock pot. Thank you for the inspiration!
Thank you, Michelle!
I am making this in a stove top pressure cooker and am confused. You say to times six minutes and it’ll take about 12 minutes to come up to pressure and then you release it so do you only cook it with the heat on for six minutes or do you time six minutes once it comes up to pressure? I don’t want to have mushy noodles but I want the chicken to be cooked. Please advise as soon as possible ; it is on the stove right now.
Hi Gail! I am not familiar with a stovetop pressure cooker. The instructions are for the Instant Pot.
Start timing when the pressure value starts rocking.
Denise Anslover says
Try this today cooked for amount of time specified but my noodles turned out rather mushy made another pot cook time for 2 minutes less hopefully that'll turn out better. The flavor was really good though.
joan e. dugan says
Cook your noodles separately then when you serve add
them to your bowl.
Home sick this week and my boyfriend bought me my first Instant Pot – this was my very first recipe I tried with it! OMG – amazing! So easy, delicious, and healthy. Only substitution I made was adding extra low-sodium chicken broth. I’m not a big fan of cooking as I get frustrated when something does not come out perfect, but this will give me the courage to try so much and enjoy it! Thank you
We love comfort food like this! So tasty! Making it in the instant pot is such a great idea!
Exactly! It's so quick!
This soup turned out so well in my Instant Pot! Loved it!
Thank you, Wilhelmina!
Krissy Allori says
It's hard to beat a good chicken noodle soup. Unless, it's a good chicken noodle soup that you can make really fast. Love this recipe!
I don’t care for celery and thinking of omitting it. Will this change the flavor too much, though? I’m planning on making this next week 🥰
Hi Stephanie! You can skip the celery if you don't like it. The soup will still be delicious!
Thank you, Anna!!
Loved the soup but doesn’t make enough we eat a lot of soup
I will try to double the recipe, any suggestions?
Hi Brenda! You can easily double the recipe. Cooking time stays the same.
How much is a serving?
Sara Quinn says
I was so sick last week. Normally, I'll just open up some Campbell's, but I just got the Ninja Foodie and was itching to use it. This recipe was the perfect amount of comfort and seasoning. I loved it and it was easy for my first meal in the Foodie. No more Campbell's for me. Thank you!!
This was my first soup attempt in my instant pot. I had some rotisserie chicken to use up as well as the veggies from my CSA. This was so easy!! My hubby came home for lunch right as I took the lid off. Served it up and he loved it! Will be my go to recipe from now on. So easy and so good. Thx for sharing!!
Hi Paula! That's wonderful! I am so glad you both enjoy the soup. Thank you for trying my recipe! I hope you will make more of my Instant Pot soup recipes. Have a beautiful weekend!
MMMM this warms my soul! Love how easy it is in the instant pot
My favorite homemade soup! Such a classic & full of flavor! Now, I need a chill in the air, a blanket, & some of this!
Sara Welch says
What a delicious recipe! I am adding this to my dinner line up for the week! Yum!
This was really amazing! My kind of comfort food!
Love, love, love Chicken Noodle Soup.. especially for fall!
Amanda G. says
My noodles came out complete mush. What gives? Usually I cook them stovetop and add them, but I was trying to save time (aka instant pot). I was hoping they would come out ok. Please advise?
Hi Amanda! I've never had a problem with the noodles being mushy. Did your soup look like mine on the video?
My noodles came out mushy too 🙁 . Other than that and needing a bit more flavor...it was great!
Sandy Knapp says
Could I freeze this or would the noodles get mushy and absorb all that yummy broth? I would like to keep it handy so when family and friends feel bad, I can get it to them fast!
I would cook everything without the noodles and freeze it. Then just use the noodles when you thaw it out. It would be mushy and absorb the broth too much.
Can you used precooked shredded chicken? So excited to try this!
I want to use this recipe with brown rice instead of noodles. How much brown rice would I use and is the cook time the same?
What ig your pressure cooker doesn't have a manual setting?
Hi Karen! What brand pressure cooker do you have?
Instant Pot 6-qr
Manual setting is the same as Pressure Cook button.
My family and I loved it! Next time I will double it so we have leftovers.
Hi Sandy! I am so happy to know you and your family love this soup! Thank you so much for letting me know!
Made this tonight for my first ever instant pot experience ever! It was pretty good but a couple things I have questions about. I needed almost double the amount of liquid to cover the noodles as instructed in the recipe also the chicken was waaaay over cooked and dry. Any tips on that? Oh and the steam started sputtering liquid as well....so I may have done something wrong 🤷🏼♀️
I cooked my frozen chicken on manual pressure first and it came out super juicy and it made chicken broth too. I did sauté the veggies first but in a pan while the chicken was cooking. I put everything together and cooked in the instant pot. The chicken came out juicy still. But I definitely need to add a lot more water.
Thank you, Rochelle!
How much soup does it make?
I made the soup today and doubled the amt of chicken and noodles, also increased the amt of chicken broth. My 5 qt instant pot is less than half full. It's so yummy.
Awesome! Thank you, Beth!
Quick question since the she added ingredients to the recipe should I cook it longer? Thanks!
Quick question since you double some ingredients did you cook it longer? Thanks for your help.
Hi Tina! The cooking time stays the same.
Can you make this with precooked chicken? If so, how would you do this? Thanks!
Hi Kristin! Yes, absolutely! Just skip the step of cooking the chicken and add the precooked one with the liquid. I hope this helps!
Is this on high pressure?
Hi. Whole garlic cloves, or dice/mince?
I tried your Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe today. This is the first time I have used the Instant Pot. I did change a few things in your recipe although not by much. I added a handful of frozen corn and peas after the pressure cooking and added a cup of heavy cream, then let it stay on warm until the soup was heated through. What a wonderful soup! It was easy and it is delicious! My husband was impressed, especially because I swore I would never use a pressure cooker. He said it was wonderful and cannot wait to have another bowl. Thank you for publishing this recipe - it has gone into our recipe book of favorites!
Hi Eve! That is absolutely wonderful! I am so excited to see how many new Instant Pot owners are making my recipes. Yay! I am so happy to know you made this soup and loved it! I definitely need to try it with cream. Sounds delicious! THANK YOU!!
Should I cook the egg noodles beforehand as usual? You can’t add dry noodles to this recipe, correct?
Hi Dan! Nope, no need to cook them in advance. Just add dry noodles with the rest of the ingredients ( as the recipe says ), make sure they are covered by the liquid, cover and set to cook. I hope this helps! Let me know how it goes!
In your ingredient list the noodles are listed as refrigerated. So are these different from the regular package of noodles purchased in the pasta aisle?
Hi Mary! If you mean listed on Pinterest as a refrigerated item, then it is a glitch. I would not rely on that. I used regular noodles, from the pasta aisle. Hope this helps!
If my IP is a 5qt, how would i adjust recipe so I know everything fits? Thank you!
Hi Kasey! I do not think you need to adjust anything. It should be just fine. To make sure, check the instructions that came with your IP. They should say what is the mark that is recommended not to cross when it comes to soups. I hope this helps! Let me know how it goes!
Just got my Instant Pot for Christmas. This is my first recipe to try. I'm a little nervous I have no idea what I'm doing.
Hi! That is so exciting! I hope you love this soup! If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to email me. I am happy to help!
Has anyone done this recipe using chicken thighs?
Hi Michelle, I use chicken thighs in my chicken noodle soup recipe. Pretty similar to this recipe.
Lora L. says
I've used a whole chicken actually. The variety of white and dark meat makes it super good!
This soup recipe looks so amazingggggg! Definitely adding this to the list, thanks for the inspiration love.
Do you have a recommendation for how long to pressure cook chicken bones to make stock?
How do you let the pressure release naturally?
Hi Lisa! When the Instant Pot beeps when it's done cooking, press "off/cancel". Don't turn the valve but let it release the pressure by itself. After some time, the silver peg next to the valve will fall inside. That's when you know the pressure has been released completely. I hope this helps!
I would like to double this recipe. What kind of adjustments do I need to make? I’m new to the instant pot 🙂
Hi Terri! If you double the recipe, it will take a little longer for it to come to pressure but the cook time should be the same. Also, my IP is 6 quart and I would not go over the 3 mark in the insert. I hope this helps!
Terri, how did it go doubling the recipe?
If I am doubling the recipe does the time increase as well?
Sort of a dumb question, but the chicken is precooked right? Cook the chicken then dice and add to Instant Pot?
Hi Stephanie! As the instructions say, you have to cook the chicken in the IP on the saute setting. See step 1. I hope this helps!
I wondered the same thing - I only see the paragraph directions, not a list. I’m thinking dice it raw. But I bet if you had cooked chicken (maybe prepped a bunch for a couple recipes) it’d work just fine, I just wouldn’t sauté it again.
Can't you just put all broth in and not use water? Seems like it would give it more flavor.
Hi Tina! Absolutely! Just make sure it's low-sodium. Hope this helps!
Coming from PA Dutch country, I love chicken noodle soup...The broth in my soup was not nice and yellow like the photo. I would definitely make this again using real chicken stock and add a can of niblets corn ala PA Dutch style. Yum
I'm totally trying this THIS WEEK! Just got an Instant Pot - woo hoo!
Awesome! I hope you love it, Cathy!
I love what you can create in an instant pot! I have got to try it out!
Allyson Zea says
Totally sending this to my IP loving friends! Looks so good!
Thank you so much, Allyson!
Chicken noodle soup is one of our favorite comfort meals! 🙂 This looks amazing, & I love how quickly it comes together in the Instant Pot.
I agree! So perfect when all you want is comfort food. Thanks, Carrie!
Wow! This looks so good! I am going to have to try this one out!
Thank you, Amy! Enjoy!
Nothing warms you up and makes you feel cozy quite like chicken noodle soup!
I agree! Thanks, Dorothy!
So perfect for this time of year!
Right? 😀 Thanks, Amanda!
OMGoodness! I was feeling like I was coming down with a cold and I really wanted some chicken noodle soup. I looked on Pinterest for an easy recipe and found yours. It was easy to make and I feel better. Thank you for the recipe and for your other soup recipes as well. I will be making soups a couple of times a week as meals for myself. Blessings to you!
Hi Peyton! Yay! That's awesome! I hope you are feeling better soon!
That looks delicious; I bet it would be a hit! Thanks for the shout-out for my Instant Pot Low-Carb Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup and the round-up of Low-Carb Instant Pot Soups!
Thank you, Kalyn!