Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup recipeIt took me months to perfect a creamy chicken noodle soup recipe for the instant pot.  Because the soup is basically chicken and broth with vegetables, the only difference each time was the consistency of the soup.  I really wanted a creamy soup instead of a watery soup.

Most of us think of the popular store-bought can of chicken noodle soup that is mostly broth and noodles, with a little chicken.  When you are sick, that fast can of soup can’t be beat.  However, when the family is well and we want a delicious meal, I opt for the creamier homemade style.

Now that I have perfected my chicken noodle soup instant pot recipe, I will gladly share it with you.  Hopefully, my trials will save you a lot of time, money, stress, and disappointment.

By the way, this recipe is perfect to make ahead, especially during the holidays, to serve a delicious, homemade meal even on a busy day.


My Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe

Prep Time Cook Time Ready In Yields
1 hr. 30 min. 20 min (includes preheating time)
2 hours
Dinner for 6-8


Ingredients for Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe

  • 3 Cups Chicken (2 Chicken Breasts) – Cooked and Shredded
  • 8 Cups Chicken Broth (I use the broth from boiling the chicken breasts)
  • Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 5-7 Carrots, diced
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 1 tsp Basil, dried
  • 1 tsp Thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Cans Cream of Celery Soup
  • 8 oz. Wide Egg Noodles
  • Salt & Pepper

Chicken Noodle Soup Preparation

  1. Boil Chicken Breasts – I boil chicken breasts for 1 – 1½ hrs.
  2. Remove the boiled chicken from water and let chicken cool completely
  3. Dice Onion, Celery, & Carrots
  4. Wash, dry & chop Spinach
  5. Measure out the herbs (oregano, basil & thyme) and set aside
  6. Debone & Shred Chicken

Cooking the Soup in the Instant Pot

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  1. Select Saute on Instant Pot and Preheat.  When hot, add and melt butter
  2. Saute Onion, Celery, Carrots and a pinch of salt together for 5 minutes.
  3. Add pre-measured herbs (oregano, basil & thyme) and continue to saute for 1 more minute.
  4. Add the shredded Chicken, Broth, & Noodles.  Close and lock the Instant Pot lid.
  5. Cancel the saute cook and select “Pressure Cook”.  Set Instant Pot time for 4 minutes (on high pressure)  Note:  It will take longer than 4 minutes to cook due to the preheating time.  My instant pot cooks usually takes about 15 minutes of cook & preheat time.
  6. When the timer beeps, use the quick release to release the built-up steam in the pot (this actually takes about 30 seconds).  Then unlock the lid.
  7. Add the chopped Spinach, Salt & Pepper.  Stir to mix.
  8. Stir in the 3 cans of celery soup.  (if you prefer a more watery soup, you can use 2 cans of soup and 2 cups of hot water instead of 3 cans of soup)


Chicken Noodle Soup is always delicious as reheated leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day!


Recommended Cooking Tools

Here are a few things I use that make soup preparation easier!  We all need the 2 cup measuring cup.  Mine is almost as old as I am and I use it several times a week.  The Anchor Hocking Fire King glass measuring cup is the one I would recommend based on my own experience.

The Vidalia Chop Wizard is an absolute must when making soup or cooking for the holidays!  Because this chopper is so handy and so often used in my kitchen, it is one of my preferred gifts to give to anyone who cooks.

The small anchor glass is the newest addition to my kitchen tool collection.   I love it!  It is so nice to be able to measure out all of the seasoning in advance, leave them in the glass until I am ready to add them all at once.

 Vidalia Chop Wizard Pro MaxCheck Price Anchor Hocking 5-Ounce Measuring Glass, SmallCheck Price Anchor Hocking Fire-king 16 Oz Glass Measuring CupCheck Price



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I love cooking and I have been known to scurry around the kitchen, creating my own unique masterpieces. Creatively speaking there is not much I won't try and I have found one of my greatest joys in life is making our house a home. As a contributor on Cooking for the Holidays, I will be sharing my own recipes, cooking tips, and my love for working and playing in the kitchen! ...... Read More from this Author

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  1. Barbara says:

    This recipe would be an absolute hit in our house. Been thinking that it’s getting closer to soup making time. Adding it to my soup pinterest board of course. I’m so hungry right now I could jump through the computer to eat this lol.

  2. I love chicken noodle soup and your creamy soup recipe here sounds wonderfully delicious. I can see how the Instant Pot has made your cooking easier and simple.

  3. Sam Monaco says:

    We love using our Instant Pot. This looks wonderful Cynthia. Fran and I will be giving this one a try for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Cheryl Westerman says:

    I am going to try it using Rotisserie chicken already pulled from Costco. And a good broth. I love chicken soup. Hope that my BF does too!

  5. Cheryl Westerman says:

    The rotisserie chicken worked well, and reduced prep time. I didn’t add there noodles to the Instant Pot, since I will be freezing some of the soup and I don’t want them to be altered in there freezing process. I reheated some of the soup today and cooked egg noodles (55g) in my single serving. Worked great. This way I have a great deal of flexibility with the noodles or other carbohydrate.
    I think that it would work well with dumplings on top.

    Are you using dried herbs for all or some fresh? I used dry (I already had them), but next time I might try fresh.

    I like that this recipe is so flexible. Thanks!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Hello Cynthia. I made this recipe tonight…I’m a little under the weather and was looking for a creamy, and easy delicious chicken soup and this is it! To save time, I added canned chicken, and potatoes along with the other veggies in the recipe. So delicious and just what I needed. This is a keeper! Thank you again.

  7. Sonia Noyes says:

    This was so good I’ve made it twice now

  8. Debbie Chitwood says:

    This soup was so good and had such good flavor. My husband and I loved it and will be having it again. It’s been cold here and snowed today and a good hot bowl of chicken noodle soup was the perfect meal for us. Thanks so much for posting such an amazing recipe.

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