Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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The world’s best chicken soup is made with dark-meat chicken on the bone. But it sure isn’t the quickest. For this convenient and still-delicious classic chicken noodle, we’ve opted for chicken tenders because they cook quickly. No, they don’t dry out in this technique because they’re thawing as they begin to cook— and are then done in a flash. If you’ve bought a large bag (say, 4 pounds) of fresh chicken tenders, you must first freeze 1 1/2 pounds of it in a clump (in a sealed plastic bag, of course) to make this soup. It’s very hard to break a giant block of frozen chicken tenders into a chunk that’s the right weight. Trust us: We cracked the edge of a sink breaking a block apart.

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recipe updated Jun 16, 2020


  • Fresh garlic icon
    Fresh garlic
    2 tsp (about 5.7 g)
  • Dill icon
    2 tsp (about 2.6 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    6 cups (about 1.494 kg)
  • Onion icon
    1 cup (about 163.2 g)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    2 tsp (about 1.6 g)
  • Dried dill icon
    Dried dill
    1 tsp (about 1.01 g)
  • Salt icon
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Frozen chicken tenders icon
    Frozen chicken tenders
    681 g (about 45 ⅓)
  • Egg noodles icon
    Egg noodles
    170.25 g (about 170 ¼)
  • Frozen sliced carrots icon
    Frozen sliced carrots
    283.75 g (about 2 ¼ cups)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
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  1. Add chicken broth, onion, fresh garlic, fresh thyme, dried dill, dill and salt to the inner pot
  2. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  3. Pressure cook - Soup, High, 8 min
  4. Release pressure -
  5. Then add frozen chicken tenders to the inner pot
  6. Stir egg noodles and frozen sliced carrots into the inner pot
  7. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  8. Pressure cook - Soup, High, 4 min
  9. Release pressure -
  10. Stir well
  11. Serve
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