Chef Sheff’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Grace Sheffield, Staff Reporter

Feeling under the weather recently? Warm food and comfy clothes are the perfect aid. My mom always makes me chicken noodle soup when I’m feeling down and it never fails to help. This is the delicious recipe I will share with y’all today!
Along with being a yummy dish, it is just an easy meal to make for beginners. The beauty of this meal is the simplicity of it! This recipe uses an Instant Pot, which is a cooker that only uses an outlet, making meals easier and faster. So, today I am going to teach you how to make chicken noodle soup (instant pot style)!

To start it off, you will need these ingredients:
2 tablespoons salted butter
3 peeled and sliced carrots
3 chopped stalks of celery
1 medium chopped onion
1 teaspoon of ground thyme
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups of chicken broth,
4 cups water
4 cups of chicken bouillon
2 bay leaves
1 pound frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 package (eight ounces) thin noodles of your choice
1 tablespoon dried parsley

Once you have all of these ingredients, you can get to the cooking!

You are first going to take your Instant Pot and put it on the setting “Saute”. Put your butter, carrots, celery, and onion in the pot and let it saute for about four minutes. After this, add your thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Turn off the Saute setting.
Add in your chicken broth, water, bouillon cubes, and bay leaves while stirring. Then, add in the frozen chicken breasts.

This part is where the instant pot does the work!

Select the “high pressure” setting on the pot and put a timer for fifteen minutes.
Release pressure with the “natural release” method for ten minutes, then switch to the “quick release” method for five minutes.
Then, take the chicken out of the pot and shred the meat off the bone. Put the meat back in the pot.
Then, put the pot setting on “saute” again and drop in your noodles. Saute until soft.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy your chicken noodle soup as much as I do! Thank y’all!