10 Minute Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – Instant Pot or Stovetop

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What do you eat when you feel sick? Are you someone who loves to have soup, because it feels like childhood and makes you feel better?

My husband is in that camp. We always kept a can of condensed chicken noodle soup (can I just say ‘yuck??’) in our cabinet, because when he feels sick, he needs soup. It’s cute. But I hate that condensed junk.





I made this creamy chicken noodle soup about a month ago, and when we sat down to eat, my husband looked at me and said, “If you promise to make this soup when I don’t feel good, we don’t ever have to buy that canned stuff again.” Score! Success! Win! Oh, be still my beating heart!

He even requested the soup again just 3 weeks later.




This soup is lightly creamy – just some milk and cornstarch, so it’s still healthy! But it’s beautiful, flavorful, bright, and delicious. And, if you’re cooking it in your Instant Pot, it’s ready in under 10 minutes.


What are your favorite healthy recipes to make when someone in your house is under the weather? Let me know in the comments!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - Instant Pot

a lightly creamy, healthy, chock-full-of-veggies, chicken noodle soup. Best for cold days, sick days, and any days in between!

Servings: 8 servings
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 5 c. chicken broth
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c. corn, fresh or frozen
  • 2 c. frozen egg noodles
  • 1 tsp. crushed bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3/4 c. milk or half-and-half
  1. Turn Instant Pot to Saute. Add chicken and 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Saute 1-2 min, or until chicken is white on the outside.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT for the milk. Set to 'Manual' for 6 minutes.

  3. When timer goes off, do a quick release. Remove lid and set to 'saute' again.

  4. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 c. water. Add cornstarch and milk to Instant Pot. Stir and let boil for a couple of minutes, until it is slightly thickened. Serve hot with fresh bread!

Recipe Notes

If the soup is too thick after the 6 minute cooking time, add extra chicken broth along with the milk. The fattier your milk, the thicker the soup will be (so, whole milk or cream will make a thicker, creamier soup than skim milk).


Note: To make on stovetop, just cook chicken on stovetop, shred, and add all ingredients to pot (minus cornstarch and milk). Simmer until hot, then add cornstarch and milk, and simmer 10-15 minutes to thicken.


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  1. Lisa

    Creamy and full of veggies!! This is supper tonight!!

  2. Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary

    This looks so yummy and perfect for a rainy day! Go girl!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  3. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    This looks perfect for the last few rainy days we have had!

  4. Andrea Wiener

    A great recipe for when it gets cold again in the winter! 🙂

  5. Nostalgia Diaries

    This looks so comforting! I love that it doesn’t appear to be that rich.

  6. Brittany Daoud

    Mmmm this looks delicious! I think I know what I’m making for dinner this weekend!

  7. Victoria

    I love chicken noodle soup. This one is creamy!? I may have to give it a whirl and see if I like it too.

  8. Quirky Engineer

    Soups always save the day! Superb recipe! Since I’m a vegetarian, I’d probably have to switch out the chicken for a similar substitute. I’m thinking tofu maybe? Creamy Tofu Noodle Soup? What do you think??

  9. Jen Seislove

    You had me at 10 minutes! This looks delicious!

  10. melisasource

    This recipe is great! I’ve heard nothing but great things about instapot — I’ll have to get myself one for mother’s day!

  11. deepagandhi

    This looks yummy and I actually love the plain chicken soup. I can have it anytime and adding veggies is a good idea too.

  12. oneloveourlove1114

    looks like good and easy recipe, since I am a vegan I will have to try it without the chicken. Maybe with tofu 🙂

  13. elenasts

    I have to try this recipe, simply because it looks so good and it is easy to make.

  14. certifiedpastryaficionado

    Yummm! That soup looks super comforting and hearty. I could eat soup all year long so I look forward to trying it out soon!

  15. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    I dont like condensed chicken soup ata ll.Its great that you made this delicious soup to make your hubby happy.Warm chicken soup has something comforting about it.

  16. jadoreledecor

    Yum! This is a really cool recipe. I like that it calls for real ingredients too.

  17. nadaliebardo

    Hello Lisa,

    OMG, this looks sooo yummy. Those noodles are so thick. I miss noodles, like real noodles made with wheat flour. I’m celiac so none of this for me, but it looks sooooo good.

    Num num,


  18. Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    I feel I really need an instant pot… This soup looks great!

  19. Kate Veggie Desserts (@veggie_desserts)

    Got to love a nice homemade soup packed full of veggies! And noodles… mmmm noodles!

  20. Meryland Cuevas

    I love soup! I could eat it anytime, however when you are not feeling well, they are the best kind of soup! Great recipe

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