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Easy recipes: Asian style chicken noodle soup in the instant pot


So I've taken to doing soup in the instant pot lately since it's finally gotten cold. 

Basically, you put in whatever vegetables you have around and a package of chicken breasts that you can get from Carrefour or Costco.

The steps I take resemble the one here:


1 onion (sliced or diced)

1 tablespoon of whatever oil you have on hand

2 large chicken breasts (or however much meat your family eats, or firm tofu works also)

1 cup or package of carrots (sliced or diced)

package of green vegetables if you have them

6-8 cups of chicken broth

1 tablespoon or just a spoonful of whatever spice you like (we use costco's no salt seasoning)

4 cups of noodles or pasta if you have them 


1. Press the saute option and put in some oil and saute those onions

2. Put in all ingredients except the noodles, press the soup option on the pot

3. Once the soup is ready, get the chicken breast out to shred to smaller pieces, put the pot on saute and put in the noodles for 5-10 minutes depending on type of noodle/pasta that you have