Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale

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Cooked in under 30 minutes this homestyle EASY chicken Noodle soup with kale is a must-try! It is healthy, delicious, and simple to make. Using a few basic ingredients, you will have a comforting one-pot meal in no time!

Soups make fantastic meals on cool fall and winter nights. With most of our cooking in the Instant Pot, we are so happy that our favorite chicken noodle soup got even easier to make. This is my recipe that I came up with over years, when I got frustrated eating restaurant noodle soup which was, WELL just not GOOD enough!


Turn Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add oil, garlic, onion, carrots, and celery. Saute for 30 seconds. Add chicken breasts, and broth and give a quick stir. Close the Instant Pot lid with the pressure valve to sealing. Pressure cook for 8 minutes (5 minutes for thin chicken breasts) followed by natural pressure release.

Open the Instant Pot. Take the Chicken Breasts out and shred them with a fork. Set Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add egg noodles and shredded chicken. Cook for 4-5 mins as the egg noodles get cooked soft and tender. Add baby kale and stir everything together. Turn the Instant Pot off. Garnish with black pepper and fresh parsley.

Enjoy hot! A perfect make-ahead recipe that stays good refrigerated for up to 5 days. For longer shelf life or to freeze this soup, save the egg noodles and the kale. When ready to eat, thaw the soup overnight in the refrigerator and then heat it up on the stovetop. Simply add egg noodles once the soup comes to a full boil, then stir in the kale!


A few variations of this Instant Pot Chicken Noodle soup:

  • Use bone-in chicken for this recipe, it’s a great way to boost the nutrient density of this soup
  • Substitute Chicken breasts with chicken thighs, drumsticks, or whole cut-up chicken
  • You can leave out the baby kale or add other green veggies like baby spinach or Bok choy
  • To make this soup low-carb, leave out the egg noodles or add spiraled zucchini
  • For a gluten-free soup, skip the egg noodles and add rice noodles or any GF noodles

More Soups

Here are some of our family’s favorite Instant Pot Soups:

  • Pasta e Fagioli
  • Chicken Cilantro Soup with ginger
  • French Onion Soup
  • Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup
  • Thai Curry Noodle Soup
  • Lasagna Soup
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