Chicken Noodle Soup {In the INSTANT POT}

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The chill is finally in the air here in Flagstaff, HALLELUJAH! I know not everyone is a fan of the cooler weather but it’s probably my favorite time of year! I love being able to cozy up in a blanket either watching a movie or reading a book. The other thing I love about cold weather means hearty yummy soups! 

Here is my recipe for chicken noodle soup in the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker). I love a good mixture of chicken, noodles, and veggies! I chose to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast because I feel they have more flavor and gives a richer end result. Even though I only used carrots and onions as my vegetables. Truly, in all reality, you could use any vegetables you love! 

You’ll want to sear the chicken on the sauté function in a little bit of oil and seasoned salt! I have tried several recipes and found that the seasoned salt happens to be the secret to really yummy soup!! Once you have a good sear on the chicken, nice and brown, add in all the veggies and cook them for 2-3 minutes.  After all that is cooked add the water, chicken stock, and seasonings.  Then place the lid on the pressure cooker and set to high pressure for 30 minutes. After you do a quick release when it’s done turn it back onto sauté and add the noodles and set the lid slightly askew. Cook noodles for 8-10 minutes until tender and make sure to remove the bay leaves before serving! 

You end up with an end result of a pot of soup that tastes like it’s been cooking for a long time.

[yumprint-recipe id=’8′]What is your favorite type of soup during the colder months of the year? Any recipes you’d like to see here and adjusted for the Instant Pot?

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Beckie Cochran, a Southern California native, has always had a passion for people and relationships. Growing up she had aspirations of becoming a youth pastor but quickly found herself to be too much of a social butterfly for college. She was working in the insurance industry when she met her husband, Bryan, on the internet in October 2004 they were married in May of 2005. She started working with her husband at the family business, until her husband had two back surgeries and they had their two children Attalia (7) and Nicodemus (5). They didn't want to raise their children in Los Angeles so they relocated to Flagstaff and built a house on Bryan's parents property in May 2014. Beckie works as a bookkeeper at her kids school part time and has an in home bakery. She also really enjoys socializing with friends, cooking, creating, and building a community of confident moms.