INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
MAKES 8 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1 ¾ HOURS
Broth 1 whole chicken (about 1.5 kg) 10 peppercorns 5 parsley stems 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs thyme
250 g spaghetti, broken in quarters (about 2 cups) 1 tbsp canola oil 3 carrots, sliced 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2¼ tsp salt 3 tbsp chopped parsley (optional) lemon wedges (optional)
Broth Place chicken, 10 cups water, peppercorns, parsley, bay leaves and thyme in 6- to 8-quart Instant Pot. Lock lid; close Pressure Release Valve. Press Manual Pressure Cook; set to high for 25 minutes (takes about 30 minutes to come to pressure). When cooking finishes, press Cancel; allow pressure to naturally release until Pressure Release Valve drops (takes about 20 minutes).
Open lid. Transfer chicken to bowl; let cool enough to handle. Shred chicken into large pieces, discarding bones and skin. Strain Broth through fine-mesh sieve into large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Skim any fat that rises to surface.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; place on baking sheet to cool.
Clean Instant Pot insert; press Sauté. Add oil, carrots, celery, onion and salt; cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Add Broth; bring to simmer. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes.
Divide noodles and chicken among bowls; ladle soup over top. Sprinkle with parsley (if using). Serve with lemon wedges (if using).
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PER SERVING about 291 cal, 20 g pro, 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 28 g carb (2 g dietary fibre, 3 g sugar), 58 mg chol, 725 mg sodium, 337 mg potassium. % RDI: 3% calcium, 8% iron, 39% vit A, 5% vit C, 8% folate.