How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Learn how to make instant pot chicken soup with this delicious guide!  The recipe is absurdly simple yet  filled with loads of hearty flavor all with the added bonus of a one pit meal!

Course Soup
Cuisine American Classic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 437 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped roughly
  • 4 large carrots chopped into rounds
  • 4 celery stalks chopped into rounds
  • 4 garlic cloves minced on the microplane
  • 3 chicken breasts(about 2.5-3lbs) bone-in, skin on
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 oz egg noodles un-cooked


  1. Turn the Instant Pot setting to "sautee" on medium.

  2. Pour in the olive oil.  Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic to the Instant pot. Season with salt and pepper.  Allow to sweat (no color) for 5-7 min.

  3. Pour in the stock into the Instant Pot and add in the chicken breasts.

  4. Set the Instant Pot to "soup' for 10 minutes.

  5. Once the Instant Pot soup cycle is complete, wait until the natural release cycle is complete, this should take about 10-15 minutes depending on your model. 

  6. Remove the chicken breasts with tongs to a cutting board and shred with your hands or two forks.  

  7. If you are planning on eating the soup in one sitting, at this point go ahead and turn on the "sautee" setting on the Instant Pot.  Once the soup boils add in the noodles and cook according to the package instructions.  

  8. If you plan on saving the soup for later or want to eat it throughout the week, just cook the noodles separately and keep in a separate container in the fridge.  

  9. Turn off the Instant Pot by pressing "cancel" Place the chicken back into the pot.  Taste and season.  Garnish with the parsley and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  1. The nutritional information is an estimate only.
  2. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be used, however they will not have as much flavor.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Potassium 867mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 142.4%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.