Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
I never thought I would be making a Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe. Actually, I didn’t even realize it could be done without the noodles getting all smushy but you can!!!
I might have a small addiction to my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. I say that because I just received my second one in the mail about a week ago. I purchased my first unit close to the end of last year. Then Instant Pot wanted to send me a newer model to review! There are a few different versions of the Instant Pot and I really wanted to know what the differences were but I also find that I have a need for two units. I cook all the time! I probably only go out to eat about once a week. It’s an excellent way to save money too. But more importantly, it saves so much time. I tend to animals, my garden, kids etc… and time just seems to get away from me. It’s hard for me to articulate just how much my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has helped get dinner on the table even when I didn’t have the time. That’s the part where it saves me the most money. Normally, if I run out of time or energy we go out to dinner. For a family of four it’s pretty expensive.
Differences in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Models
This 6 quart pressure cooker has multiple functions. It has the pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning function, yogurt maker and it’s a steamer/warmer. This unit immediately replaced a few extra kitchen cooking tools that I know longer use.
One thing to not on this unit is the 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs that are built in. It has the dual pressure, automatic keep warm function but most importantly it has 3 temperatures for the saute and slow cook functions!
The 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs are: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice.
Did you know that cooking with high pressure reduces the cooking time by up to 70%!
Another note worthy feature for this unit is the lid. This unit has a spot on the side of the unit to hold the lid standing up in it’s place. I find that I use this lid holder often. It comes in handy if you don’t have much counter space.
The cord is removable which allows for easy storage options. The cord on this unit is much thicker than the other model I have too.
You can purchase this Instant Pot IP-DUO60 on Amazon and it’s listed as a Best Seller.
This is my other 6 quart pressure cooker and it has all the functions as the DUO above except the yogurt maker function.
This unit has 10 built-in smart programs: meat/stew, sauté, poultry, soup, bean/chili, congee, steam, multigrain, rice and slow cooking.
The main differences between the DUO and the LUX are:
The cord. The cord is thicker and removable on the DUO unit. It’s much smaller and stays attached on the LUX unit. If you keep the unit sitting on your counter it can be a hassle to have the cord stuffed away.
The lid holder on the DUO unit. The LUX does not have an option to hold the lid at all.
The yogurt function. The LUX does not have this option at all. I have not tried to make yogurt yet so I’m not sure how important this function is or if you can make yogurt in the LUX without the pre-programmed option.
One of the perks of purchasing this LUX unit would be the price. You will still get a high quality pressure cooker without a couple of conveniences for a lower price. If I was on a budget and trying to decide between the two models I would probably go for the LUX unit because it’s cheaper and there just aren’t that many differences.
You can purchase this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 on Amazon here for a bit less than the other model.
Overall, I am extremely happy with my Instant Pot Pressure Cookers! I highly recommend either unit.
Helpful Add Ons When Purchasing Your Pressure Cooker
I found that having a cookbook handy in the kitchen was a must. The first cookbook I started out with was Bob Warren’s Ultimate Pressure Cooker Recipes. It’s a really good basic cookbook that allows you to get started with cooking times and such. It’s perfect for the beginner!
I’ve also found a few extra steamer trays to be helpful when cooking. The steamer tray that comes with either unit can be helpful but with certain foods you may want a different tray to hold food in.
For just under $3 you will find this Stainless Steel Steamer Rack very helpful. This 8.5 inch diameter fits perfectly into both units and it holds meatloaf perfectly! I put a small layer of tin foil on top of the rack just before adding the meatloaf and it comes out perfect every single time. You can get our Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe here. This is one of the recipes that we repeat on a weekly basis. It’s that good!
I also have the Norpro Stainless Steal Vegetable Steamer too. I had this steamer way before owning a pressure cooker. I find this one to be extremely helpful when you want to stack different foods in your pressure cooker! It folds out big enough to touch the sides which is perfect for separating foods.
Another option is the OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer. This is flexible and it has handles so you can easily pull it out of the steamer when it’s done.
Now let’s get to making an amazing and healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe!!
Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Ingredients List:
6 oz wide egg noodles
1 pound chicken breast
3 carrots chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
32 oz chicken broth
Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Instructions:
Place raw chicken breast in your instant pot with 2 cups water.
Place on manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Do a quick release.
Pull apart your chicken into chunks.
Add in your chopped veggies, and chicken broth.
Place on Soup Function or manual high for 30 minutes.
Do a quick release and add in your pasta.
Place your pot on manual high pressure for an additional 3 minutes do another quick release.
Serve and Enjoy.
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