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Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup (SCD)

Wicked Good Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

This recipe takes ten minutes to cook but the soup tastes like it's been simmering all day.
Prep Time3 days 10 minutes
Active Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, soup
Author: Chef Verde


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 carrots medium peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery medium stalks thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced or put through a garlic press
  • 4 skinless chicken boneless breast or thighs, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth low or no-salt prefered
  • 4 cups water see note
  • 1 tsp Chicken Base Better than Bouillon Chicken Base optional
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 dash salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces egg noodles half bag wide egg noodles, cooked


  • Place the olive oil in the pot of your electric pressure cooker.
  • heat oil until it shimmers but does not smoke.
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic.
  • Cook until soft and fragrant, about three minutes.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken broth, water, chicken base (if using), dill, and basil.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Lock the lid in place and set the pressure release valve to "sealing."
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time ends, allow the pot to sit for three minutes and then turn the release valve for a "quick release."
  • Stir in the cooked noodles. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cooking the Noodles
  • In a separate pot: As soon as you lock the lid on the pressure cooker, start a pot of water on the stovetop for the noodles.
  • Generously salt the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and stir frequently during the first few minutes of cooking.
  • Cook until tender. Drain and add to the soup.
  • In the Pressure Cooker:
  • Once the soup finishes cooking and you've released the pressure, select the saute setting and bring the soup to a gentle boil.
  • Stir in the noodles.
  • Cook, uncovered, until the noodles are tender.


Recipe Notes
Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
Adding one teaspoon of chicken base enhances the flavor of the soup. I always use Better Than Bouillon. While this ingredient is optional, it's strongly recommended.