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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar

Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar is such an easy recipe and it has so many health benefits, not to mention how delicious it is. Plus this soup recipe is made in the Instant Pot, so not only is it easy to make, it doesn’t require you to watch over it on the stove or dirty up a million pots and dishes.

Chicken noodle soup dairy free is an easy recipe to make. As long as you check all of your ingredients to ensure they’re dairy free, you should be good. Make sure to check your chicken broth or stock if you bought it from a store as they can hide dairy in them easily.

Also, always be sure to check your spices to ensure they’re allergen friendly and your egg noodles. If they aren’t dairy free, replace with pasta that is. This recipe will still be delish.

Jar of homemade chicken noodle soup in a jar with other garnishes surrounding it with a dish towel and Instant Pot.

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We don’t know about your kids, but our kids are chicken noodle soup kids, especially our son. He will sit there and feed himself, or let you feed him a whole bowl of this flavorful homemade chicken noodle soup. This really is a delicious, kid friendly, easy quick weeknight meal.

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we think this is better than Panera Bread Chicken Noodle Soup, which is also a kids favorite recipe. We think this one is a little less salty and has more rich flavorings. But, that’s our opinion, we recommend you give this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe a try and you can decide.

Why You’ll Love This

  • Nutritious soup recipe
  • Kid friendly recipe! Kids love chicken glass noodle soup.
  • Uses pantry staple ingredients
  • Great to have a lot on hand in the freezer for when you need it for freezer meals or sickness later
  • Easy to double or triple for meal prep
All of the ingredients for this soup recipe on the counter.

Recipe Ingredients

  • boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and black pepper
  • olive oil
  • diced onions
  • diced celery
  • diced carrots
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • basil
  • chicken stock or broth
  • wide egg noodles

Tools Needed

Instant Pot (here’s ours below!) Everyone always asks about this beautiful Instant Pot, so grab yours while you can.

Wooden Spoon for Stirring

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Mason Jars for Serving and Storing

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  • 2-Regular mouth glass preserving mason jars. 2-Regular mouth lids. 2-Regular mouth bands.

How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar

  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Click Saute and allow it to heat.
  2. Toss the chicken in the Instant Pot and cook until the chicken starts to lightly brown on both sides. Stirring and flipping chicken as needed.
  3. Add chicken broth or stock, veggies, spices and garlic to the pot.
  4. Close the lid, turn and lock it. Select Manual to cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. Use a Natural Pressure Release once it’s finished cooking.
  6. Carefully remove the chicken, shred it and add back to the pot.
  7. Select Saute again and once the pot and contents are boiling, add the egg noodles.
  8. Boil until the noodles are cooked and tender – the container they came in will give you a good time reference to start with.
  9. Once noodles are ready, stir everything together again, add to Mason Jars and enjoy.

Chicken Noodle Soup Benefits

The veggies found in this soup are full of minerals, Vitamins B & K and have antioxidant properties that are especially helpful when feeling under the weather by helping your immune system recover. They’re also great for helping your immune system “beef up” to prepare for any possible illnesses.

That’s one reason why Chicken Noodle Soup in a jar is so good to double or triple and always have on hand.

Recipe Variations

Swap egg noodles– use whatever noodles you have on hand if you don’t have egg noodles. Be sure to pay attention to your noodle cook time if you’re trying different ones.

Swap stock– instead of chicken stock, you can use vegetable or beef stock and if you don’t have any of those on hand, chicken, vegetable or beef broth will do as well. Keep in mind that trading this out may change the flavor of your soup.

Trade meat– This easy Chicken Noodle soup in a jar recipe calls for chicken thighs, but you may swap it out for chicken breast or whatever cut of chicken you have on hand. This may also change your cook time in the Instant Pot depending on the type of chicken you’re using.

Toss the boxed stock or broth– We know that you may not always have the time or the resources on hand, but we feel that using chicken broth or stock from scratch really makes this super even more perfect. If you have the ability, toss the boxed stuff and make your own stock or broth. Our recipe is coming soon.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup No Noodles– This is the perfect recipe to make without noodles, it can be lower in carbs, perfect to freeze and is full of so much flavor.

Instant Pot full of soup and ladle full of soup.

Tips & Tricks

  • Remember that the Instant Pot cook time for this recipe does not include time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure or the time it takes for your natural pressure release.
  • If you’re out of pasta but still want this soup, try tossing in cooked rice at the end and you’ll have a similar soup to enjoy.
  • If you like more noodles in your soup, feel free to add more, you just may need to add a little more water or stock when cooking.
  • If using frozen chicken, you will need to increase the time the chicken cooks under pressure.
  • If freezing soup, don’t add the noodles before you freeze it. They don’t defrost well and will turn to mush.
  • Cut your veggies a little thicker so they don’t become too mushy in the Instant Pot.
  • If possible, we recommend NOT using a low or no sodium chicken broth or stock as this will decrease the flavoring.

Can I Use Different Cuts Of Chicken?

Absolutely, if you have different cuts of chicken on hand or prefer a certain kind of chicken meat over the other, by all means, use it. Just make sure you have enough of it to shred and enjoy in the soup.

Can You Use Rotisserie Chicken?

While you technically can use rotisserie chicken, we don’t recommend it for this recipe, unless in a real pinch. We don’t think you’ll get the full hearty chicken soup flavor like you would with the chicken that gets cooked under high pressure with all these spices and flavors infusing in it as you cook it, not just already cooked meat.

But if this is the route you choose to take, we recommend simmering the rotisserie bones and meat for a bit and adding it to the soup mixture. While this will not replace the broth or give it the full chicken flavoring, this will help if you only have rotisserie chicken on hand.

Looking down on soup in a jar with ingredients in front of Instant Pot on dish towel.

How Do You Store Chicken Soup?

If you plan to consume and enjoy this soup within a few days of cooking, we recommend storing in a Mason Jar in the refrigerator.

We also recommend waiting to add the noodles until you plan to enjoy the soup, so if you’re making it a few days ahead, we recommend waiting to make the noodles until you want to eat the soup or they’ll get super soggy and may start to break down in the soup.

Can You Freeze This Soup?

Sure can! In fact, this is a staple in our freezer. We like to make extra batches of this soup, let it cool and then add it to our freezer bags.

We lay the bags flat in the freezer to freeze for space efficiency and then we remove the bag, label it with pertinent info (name, date, use by, etc) and add the info to our freezer inventory sheet so we know how many containers are in there and what we have available.

This saves us time, money, and freezer space in the long run.

How To Reheat Frozen Soup?

The night before, pull your Frozen Chicken Noodle Soup out of the freezer and place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. When you’re thinking of enjoying the soup, reheat on the stovetop and while cooking your noodles to add into your reheated soup.

Vertical shot of soup in a jar with ingredients in front of Instant Pot.

How Long Is This Soup Good For?

Once the soup cools and you’ve put it in your container, you can refrigerate it for up to a week.

If you choose to freeze it, label it and store it properly and it will be good in the freezer for around 6- 9 months.

Remember not to add the noodles to the containers you plan on freezing. Add the noodles once you defrost and reheat the soup to enjoy it.

Other Soups In A Jar

  • Asian Noodle Soup in a Jar | This is a delicious recipe that the whole family can enjoy. Just add water and boom, fantastic soup with the cellophane noodles.
  • Best 30-some soup mixes in a jar |This post has been a hit on Pinterest, all of our favoritedry soup mixes stored in Mason Jars all in one place. This post is great for those who like to meal prep, prep in general or stock up on things for future use.
  • Butternut Squash in a jar | Recipe coming soon- also another Instant Pot recipe. We absolutely love easy soups made in the Pressure Cooker. Coming soon.
  • Chicken Ramen in a jar | This Instant Pot Chicken Ramen is so fantastic, our kids can’t get enough of it. Coming soon.
  • Taco Soup in a jar | This is a fall favorite in our family. We make enough to double or triple and store in the freezer for later, it’s that good. Coming soon.
  • Cheddar Broccoli Soup in a jar | recipe coming soon- this is better than Panera’s Cheddar and broccoli soup! It’s an easy way to get the kids to eat some broccoli too.
Jar of chicken noodle soup wiht ingredients surrounding it and sitting on counter with towel, placemat and instant pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar

Mason Jar Recipe
This flavorful, easy, Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar recipe is a huge family favorite hit with egg noodles, spices, stock and more.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 ½ cups carrot diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 basil
  • 8 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 6 ounces wide egg noodles

Instructions
 

  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Click Saute and allow it to heat.
  • Toss the chicken in the Instant Pot and cook until the chicken starts to lightly brown on both sides. Stirring and flipping chicken as needed.
  • Add chicken broth or stock, veggies, spices and garlic to the pot.
  • Close the lid, turn and lock it. Select Manual to cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Use a Natural Pressure Release once it’s finished cooking.
  • Carefully remove the chicken, shred it and add back to the pot.
  • Select Saute again and once the pot and contents are boiling, add the egg noodles.
  • Boil until the noodles are cooked and tender – the container they came in will give you a good time reference to start with.
  • Once noodles are ready, stir everything together again, add to Mason Jars and enjoy.
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