Can You Cook Pasta In The Instant Pot
Absolutely, I frequently cook Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, its easy and wonderful. In the mac and cheese recipe, the pasta is cooked in the Instant Pot under pressure.
In this recipe, the Instant Pot cooks the chicken and veggies under pressure however it is used to boil the pasta using the saute setting at the end. While the noodles could be cooked under pressure in this recipe, the chicken and noodles need different cook times and the Instant Pot takes a lot of time to come up to pressure.
Can I Turn This Into Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
If you want to add noodles, or even rice, to this soup, feel free to do so.
I definitely understand how chicken and rice soup or Instant Pot chicken noodle soup can be preferred by some.
Lately, Ive been leaving the added pasta and rice out as I follow a more low-carb and keto-friendly diet.
That said, you can add them into this if you wish like I did in this easy turkey rice soup, just know more liquid may be needed to keep it a brothy soup.
Alternately, I do have a great recipe for a Keto Chicken Soup you can test out if you prefer to keep the carbs at the lowest amount possible.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup With Cooked Chicken
You can make this Instant Pot chicken noodle soup with rotisserie chicken that you already have on hand, or you can use your own pre-cooked shredded chicken. Your broth wont be as flavorful, but its a speedy choice.
- To Use Rotisserie Chicken. Omit the bone-in chicken from the recipe, then stir the cooked, shredded chicken into the soup at the very end.
- To Prepare Shredded Chicken in Advance. Great for stirring into soup or for any other recipe. See my guides for How to Cook Shredded Chicken , Instant Pot Chicken , Baked Chicken Breast, or Crock Pot Shredded Chicken.
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Tips And Tricks For The Best Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe
How To Make This Recipe
This is an overview of how this dish is made. Youll find detailed measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the below.
- Sauté the aromatics: Begin by cooking the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until golden using the sauté function on the Instant Pot. Once those aromatic vegetables are ready, layer the chicken thighs on top and add a few cups of low-sodium chicken broth.
- Cook the chicken: Seal the pot, set to cook on high pressure, and youre on your way to some delicious soup. It takes about 15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and another 18 to cook the chicken. This recipe uses quick pressure release, so as soon as the 18 minutes are up, remove the chicken and shred it into tender, bite-sized pieces.
- Cook the pasta and vegetables: While you shred the chicken, set the Instant Pot back to the sauté function and bring the broth to a simmer. Add the pasta, cook for a few minutes, then add the escarole and tomatoes and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente.
- Put it all together: To finish the soup, return the shredded chicken to the pot, stir, then ladle the soup into bowls. Top with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, and youre ready to serve.
For another great Instant Pot soup recipe, try our Pressure Cooker Cabbage Soup.
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Tips For The Best Pressure Cooked Chicken
- Youll need a 6-quart or larger pressure cooker for this recipe. The pot should be just big enough to fit a 3- to 4-pound chicken. If you have a larger pressure cooker , you can also get away with using a slightly larger chicken.
- Be careful when doing a quick-release. This is because liquid-heavy pressure cooker recipes like this soup can release a lot of steam during the venting step after cooking.
- Scared of steam? That’s ok! If you want to avoid the jet of steam entirely, you can wait for the pressure to release naturally. Just wait until the pressure cookers float valve has returned to its “down” position. This will take quite a while, though, since this recipe contains a lot of liquid.
- Chicken jello?! Good chicken soup made with the whole chicken will often develop a jelly-like consistency once chilled, so don’t be alarmed if this happens to you! The soup will turn back into liquid when warmed.
Can I Freeze This Soup
Yes! In fact, I like to keep mason jars filled with this chicken soup in the freezer. That way its easy to defrost some of this chicken soup when needed.
I prefer to freeze soup in wide mouth 16-oz mason jars. Just ladle the cooled soup into each jar, leaving about 1.5 inches of room for expansion in the freezer. Seal with BPA free, freezer safe plastic lids. The soup will keep for 5-6 months frozen.
When you are ready to defrost some soup, simply run the glass parts of the jar under warm water for a few minutes to loosen up the soup. Then invert the jar over a saucepan to remove the soup. Heat over medium-low heat on the stove top, covered, until the soup has defrosted and is warmed through. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes depending on how much soup you are warming up.
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Should Noodles Be Cooked Before Adding To Soup
While this recipe doesnt specifically call for noodles, you could add them if you want. If you cook the noodles in the soup they will suck up most of the broth, so its best to cook noodles separately. However, its better to add the noodles directly to single hot bowl of soup instead of to the whole pot because the noodles will continue to suck up the liquid of the soup and become waterlogged.
Can I Use Chicken Breasts In This Chicken Soup In The Pressure Cooker
I used chicken thighs with the skin for this recipe. I think the thighs have more flavor, and when youre sick and barely eating, you need the fat in your diet.
Fat is good for us, and I am working on including more healthy fats in our diet.
If you are someone who really doesnt like the skin or thighs, you can remove the skin, and/or use chicken breasts instead for this recipe.
Just know that you wont have as rich a flavor in the end as you would if using chicken thighs.
If you have extra chicken and want a different soup option, add this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup to your meal plan.
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Instant Pot Chicken And Rice Soup Recipe
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The Instant Pot pressure cooker is an excellent way to get homemade chicken and rice soup on the table quickly any night of the week. The soup is a healthy combination of lean chicken breasts, stock, and vegetables, along with a few basic pantry seasonings you probably have on hand.
Thyme and rosemary are the seasonings called for in this recipe, but feel free to substitute an equal amount of an Italian seasoning blend. Or you might use another herb blend, such as fines herbes or herbes de Provence.
1 1/2tablespoonsolive oil
1poundboneless chicken breasts, 2 large or 3 small
3carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice, about 2 cups
1/2teaspoondried thyme, or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4teaspoondried rosemary, crumbled, or 3/4 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
1/2teaspoonkosher salt, or to taste
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2cup long-grain white rice
2tablespoons chopped parsley
Gather the ingredients.
Select the Instant Pot sauté setting and add the olive oil to the pot. When the display reads “hot,” add the chicken breasts. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side . Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add the chicken broth and rice and stir, scraping the bottom of the pot to loosen any browned bits.
How To Make The Chicken In The Instant Pot
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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 pot meal!
Chicken soup is clearly the best way to cure a crummy day or a nasty case of the sniffles.
Chicken bouillon is clearly the best way to cure a crummy day or a nasty case of the sniffles. That was precisely the situation in my house a few weeks ago.
Munchkin had the flu, I had strept throat and hubby was just feeling crummy. Soup was in order. And one with oodles of noodles.
I have been researching how to make chicken soup for quite some time. I attempted many types of soups in the instant pot and frequently I was disappointed because it either lacked flavor or I ran into the issue of the broth not being clear or a million other issues.
Instant Pot Chicken Soup With Frozen Chicken
This Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Frozen Chicken is made using frozen chicken, onion, garlic, broth, spinach, diced tomatoes and rice.
This is a healthy, hearty soup that is perfect for the winter. It is loaded with chicken, veggies, and rice. This recipe uses frozen chicken when you are on the go and need to make something quick. It has so much flavor and it is unbelievably easy to make.
I am a huge lover of soup and no one will ever change my opinion. This soup is kid friendly and goes down perfectly easy. The soup can be served with crusty bread for dipping as well. All the ingredients are added first except the rice. You pressure cook everything until the chicken is ready and then add the rice and pressure cook for one minute. It takes no time!
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Add Aromatics To The Soup Base
I use a classic combination of onions, carrots, and celery or a mirepoix to add sweetness and rustic flavors. Leaving the root vegetables in larger chunks gives a pop of color and a heartier texture. After the chicken is seared and removed, the vegetables briefly saute.
The moisture in the veggies helps to deglaze the pan of any flavorful browned bits from meat and juices. Cooking the minced garlic, thyme, and rosemary in oil infuses their fat-soluble compounds into the soup for a more pungent lingering herbaceous taste. A dried bay leaf is added into the chicken stock to season the liquid gently.
- Sear the chicken
- Add the chicken back
Expert Tips And Recipe Faq:
How long do you cook soup in the Instant Pot?
Put on the cover and lock the lid down. Press Soup/Broth and cook. When this is done, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your chicken. Use the extra time so that this cooks for 40 minutes total. When it is done, your chicken should be over 165 degrees F.
Can you make this chicken soup recipe stovetop?
This chicken soup recipe does NOT have to be made in an Instant Potfeel free to make it in a slow cooker or stovetop. Use what you have!
How long will this soup keep fresh?
Store this soup in your refrigerator in an air-tight container. I like to store my chicken and soup separately. It will keep up to 5 days.
How is an Instant Pot different than a crockpot?
A slow cooker merely cooks your food at a slower pace, so the meats, sauces, spices, and seasonings combine together and create a flavorful dish. An Instant Pot has many functions. You can use it as a slow cooker or pressure cooker. You can even saute foods and use them to keep food warm.
Can you cook noodles in the Instant Pot with the chicken?
I would definitely not cook the noodles in with the soup, especially gluten free noodles. They will turn to absolute mush over the 40 minute cook time.
If you don’t have an instant pot, you can make this delicious homemade chicken soup recipe stovetop just like my Grandmother did. While you are here, I have a ton of easy Gluten Free Chicken Recipes on the blog you can check out as well :-).
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Why Use The Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooking in the Instant Pot reduces the cooking time a fair amount. Using an electric one also allows you to leave the pot unattended while it cooks. The cooker will even switch to a Keep Warm setting once cooking has finished so you dont have to worry about turning off the cooker right away when the soup is done.
Classic Slow Cooker Chicken Soup
I am SO excited about this soup. Growing up in a Jewish home, chicken soup was a staple for holidays and anytime someone started to come down with something. Ive eaten A LOT of chicken soup in my day, and this is hands down my favorite. PLUS, its literally the easiest recipe to throw together. It has all the flavors of your classic chicken soup just like grandma used to make. Packed with tons of veggies and tender chicken, this classic comfort soup is perfect for anytime you need to warm yourself up on a chilly day.
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Can I Use Chicken Stock Instead Of Just Water
One of my favorite ways to add a richer flavor to soups is to use broth in place of the water, or in addition to it.
For this recipe, I love adding some rich chicken broth that I have already made, or purchased.
If you want to make your own chicken broth, you can use the same steps in my Slow Cooker Turkey Stock recipe, but use a chicken carcass instead.
Broth freezes beautifully and is always great to have on hand in your pantry or freezer.
Faq Common Recipe Questions
Can I use different mushrooms?
Sure! I find that white button or baby bellas work best for Instant Pot chicken and mushrooms, but you can certainly try a different variety as well.
Baby bellas are simply young portobello mushrooms and typically have a firmer texture. They are also extra savory, so stick with the white buttons if you prefer a milder flavor.
Can I save leftover Instant Pot cream of mushroom chicken?
Allow the dish to cool to a room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and store for up to 4 days.
Reheat leftovers in a pan on the stove, adding a few splashes of broth as needed for moisture.
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Retro Chicken & Rice Casserole
If you remember you mixed the raw rice with Campbell Cream of Mushroom Soup, then the same can-full of milk, layer this in a 13 x 9 casserole pan, my favorite is here and put the chicken on top. You bake covered with aluminum foil in the oven at 350° for one hour then remove the foil and bake 15 minutes more.
Most of the time when I made the rice was crunchy which happened one night when we had my best friends over for a dinner party.
Why I Love Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
Have you taken the plunge and purchased an Instant Pot yet? I was on the fence about them last year but I made the nice list and Santa came through for me. I became the happy owner of the DUO Plus 6Qt 9-in-1 Instant Pot . Isnt she pretty?
My favorite thing to cook in this ole girl has been chicken.
An Instant pot chicken recipe is the bomb dot com! Not just plain instant pot shredded chicken but yummy, flavor infused chicken recipes. You probably know this already, but I dont do plain very well. Its flavor or bust for me people!
Lets review my instant pot chicken recipe timeline First, there was the Shredded Mexican Chicken then came the Buffalo Chicken and Spaghetti Squash … then this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup . Most recently I’ve added my Instant Pot Chicken Thighs With Risotto,and these amazing Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings!
Im just over here trying to guess what you might want to eat next. So please feel free to shoot me an email or comment below and tell me what you want. I love a good challenge – or just some direction – and you should know by now Im so your girl!!!
But more about this savory elixir from heaven
This instant pot chicken soup is so delectable! It tastes like the broth has been simmered for hours and hours in grandmas kitchen. Its so rich and flavorful I can honestly say I like it better than my regular stovetop recipe – may she rest in peace.