I recently purchased an electric pressure cooker. I am amazed at this thing! How did I not know about this before now? This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup took 7 minutes to cook. Yes, you read that correctly. 7 minutes for homemade chicken noodle soup.
For the ingredients, you will need chicken breast, carrots, onion, celery, chicken broth or chicken paste (mixed with water), uncooked homestyle noodles, butter, thyme, salt and pepper. I will say that I highly recommend the chicken base. It was so flavorful!! That is what I use.
This soup was delicious and one of the easiest recipes I have made! I had never even used a pressure cooker until now. When I think of a pressure cooker, I think of the ones that go on the stove. The ones our Grandmothers used when we were kids. The ones most people are afraid of. Not this one. This is an electric pressure cooker. Much safer than the stovetop ones. You will be amazed!
Update: I now have a different pressure cooker. The one in this photo stopped working after about a year. I am now using this one. The Fagor LUX Multi-Cooker, 6 quart, Copper – Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt
- 3 pieces chicken breast, cubed (a little over a pound)
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3 ribs of celery, sliced
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or season to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper or season to taste
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups uncooked Homestyle Noodles extra wide
- 7 cups chicken broth or 7 cups of water mixed with 7 teaspoons of Chicken Base
- Add a dash of pepper to the cubed chicken.
- Melt butter in the pressure cooker.
- Next, lightly brown cubed chicken in the pressure cooker for about 1 minute. 30 seconds on each side. Then turned off the pressure cooker.
- Add celery, carrots, thyme, salt, pepper, uncooked noodles and broth mixture.
- Close the lid and turn pressure cooker on and cook for 7 minutes.
- Once finished open the quick release of the pressure cooker.
- You can also do a natural release, but this takes an addition 10-12 minutes before the lid will be ready to open. NOTE: I typically do a quick release with anything noodles and a natural release with roasts and large meat items.
- Serve and Enjoy.
If you have been on this page before, you may notice new photos. I recently updated this post with newer photos. Nothing with my recipe has changed though.
If you make this recipe, I would love to hear what you thought of it. Leave me a comment and let me know. Enjoy!