Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
I'm so excited to share this recipe with you. It's definitely my favorite thing I've made in the Instant Pot yet, and that's saying a lot because you know I'm obsessed with the instant pot hard-boiled eggs! But there's just something about this chicken noodle soup. It's so delicious and flavorful, super easy to make, and it's really just a bowl of cozy comfort that will bring a smile to your face whenever you eat it.
I know chicken noodle soup is the go-to thing when you're feeling sick, and while this can totally help cure the common cold, it's really just an ideal dinner to make on a weeknight because it's so easy, and the hands-on cooking time is only a couple minutes. Plus it makes a ton of leftovers so you can pack it for work the next day. It also freezes and reheats really well! The joy of the Instant Pot is that once everything is in there, it really does the work for you. You could definitely make this on the stove if you're still holding out on buying an Instant Pot, but it will just require a bit more attention as you're making it. Ok so here's what you need to make this bowl of goodness...
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 large carrots, chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 organic chicken breasts
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 box of Banza pasta (or 1-2 servings of another high-fiber pasta like lentil pasta)
1 1/2 tbsp dill, chopped
2 tbsp Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Told you it was easy peasy! You really can't beat a good homemade chicken noodle soup... store-bought just doesn't compare! Plus it's so much healthier when you're able to pick and choose what ingredients go into it... like the Banza (made from chickpeas), a low-sodium broth, and organic chicken. By the way, if you can't find Banza pasta, try something like a lentil pasta and just check the ingredients to make sure they're simple and clean. I know Trader Joe's and Whole Foods both sell a lentil pasta that has just one ingredient - lentil flour (simple is always best when it comes to ingredient lists!).
Can't wait for you to try out this recipe. I know you'll love it as much as I do!
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.