Grandma’s Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + releasing


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I've made this soup weekly since I modified my grandma's recipe for the pressure cooker. Chicken soup, especially this one, is quick to make and budget-friendly for any large family. —Tammy Stanko, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Grandma's Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 celery ribs, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 package (8 ounces) uncooked fine egg noodles, cooked
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. Select saute setting on a 3- or 6-qt. electric pressure cooker and adjust for medium heat; add oil. Brown the chicken thighs. Press cancel. Add carrots, celery and broth to pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  2. Stir in salt and pepper. Evenly divide noodles among 4 serving bowls; top each bowl with 1 chicken thigh and top with broth. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups soup with 1 chicken thigh: 389 calories, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1262mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.