Monday, January 16, 2017

Chicken Noodle Soup in an Instant Pot!

I have an Instant Pot. I use it weekly. It's wonderful and has made cooking so much easier. Goodness, I can even cook from meat that has not been thawed on those days I look at 4pm on the clock and realize I forgot to defrost anything for supper. To say my Instant Pot has saved a meal more than once is an understatement.

But, somehow, I never thought of soup. Seriously, never. Well, until yesterday, that is. It was a cold, dreary, rainy day. It was a day that begged for soup. But, we weren't going to be home much since we had church and were going to spend time at my mother-in-law's home most of the afternoon.

I got home to frozen chicken and no idea what to do other than sandwiches. I was about to put a loaf of bread in the oven and the thought of warm yummy bread just sealed the deal.

I popped online to start my search and found a recipe that looked promising at Live Simply. I have never read her site before, but it looked promising. I pulled out my frozen chicken, cooked it in my Instant Pot (took 30 minutes from frozen) and off I went. Here's how I did it.

First I put my chicken, whole pieces, into the Instant Pot along with about 2 Cups of organic chicken broth.

I put the lid on, closed the pressure valve, and turned it on manual for 30 minutes.

Almost done!
Once it was completed, I did a quick release on the valve, pulled out the chicken, and poured the broth into a measuring cup to save for the recipe.

The best part is, if you have left over chicken that's already cooked, you cut 30 minutes of this recipe and take it down to about 10 minutes total (if you are including prep time).

Then I simply followed the recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup at Live Simply and, 10 minutes later, I had delicious, hot, fresh, very tasty soup for my family.

Oh, another neat thing ... I used the saute feature for the first time. I have never tried that before. Very cool, very easy, you should attempt it if you haven't yet.

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