This incredibly easy Ninja Foodi Chicken Soup recipe is sure to become a new comforting family favorite. Its so simple to make and you can have a delicious soup on the table in under 30 minutes!
With the savory flavors of classic chicken noodle soup, but without having to simmer it all day long! You’ll have a delicious comfort food dinner on the table, fast!
This post has been updated from the original publish date of November 2019. It has become pretty popular over the years, that I’ve given it an update with fresh images and information.
How to make this soup in a pressure cooker
What we really love about this soup is that it is super simple to make. From start to finish, you can have homemade chicken noodle soup on the table in 30 minutes!
I love a delicious bowl of comforting soup, but sometimes life doesn’t allow me to cook it for hours at a time. I’m sure you can relate to that too!
And I really love a recipe that I can put together for my family that is simple and still full of flavor
So, when I need to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly, I use my favorite pressure cooker – my Ninja Foodi!
But this recipe can be made with an Instant Pot too!
The Ninja Foodi was my favorite purchase when it came out! And it’s been going strong for many years. Here’s the model I have and love!
This Ninja Foodi Chicken Soup recipe checks all of the right boxes for a delicious family meal, made easy.
If you’re new to the world of Ninja Foodi, you’ll definitely want to check it out! They are my new favorite kitchen tool! It is truly amazing.
I use mine multiple times in a week. And it has saved me so much extra time.
So, let’s make this Ninja Foodi chicken noodle soup…
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For this recipe, I use some pretty basic staple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- chicken broth – I recommend a good quality and flavorful bone broth. And homemade is such a great thing to make regularly and keep on hand for recipes. It will really give the soup a great base of flavor!
- boneless skinless chicken thighs – they add to the flavor and are really tender. You could use bone in chicken, just be sure to discard bones after cooking. Also you could sub the thighs for chicken breasts if you prefer, but they may be a bit drier in texture.
- orzo pasta
- bay leaves
- italian seasoning – this italian seasoning gives such a great flavor to this soup
- salt & fresh cracked pepper
This recipe is really easy to make and is almost a dump and go kind of soup.
Here’s how you’ll make it step by step:
Add the chopped carrots, celery, onion, garlic, orzo, to the cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi (or instant pot/other electric pressure cooker of choice).
Top with the cut up chicken meat, bay leaves, sprinkle with kosher salt, Italian seasoning, and add 1 1/2 cups of chicken or bone broth.
The rest of the broth will be reserved for later.
Install the pressure lid, make sure to set the release valve to the seal position. Choose the pressure function and set to high.
Set the Foodi timer to 2 minutes and press start to begin. The pressure takes about 10 minutes to build.
When the pressure cooking is complete, allow the pressure vent to natural release for 10 minutes before switching it over to the quick release.
And after the 10 minutes, quick release pressure any remaining pressure by switching the vent release valve to “vent”. And then carefully remove the pressure cooker lid.
Set the Ninja Foodi to sear/sauté and turn the temp to high. Stir in the remaining broth and simmer for just 5 minutes until heated through.
🍲 Serving suggestions:
Serve the soup with additional dash salt & black pepper if desired. Or top off with fresh herbs like parsley or basil.
Here are a few of our favorite bread pairings / ideas for serving with this soup recipe:
How to store leftovers…
If you have leftover soup, it can be stored in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To reheat, I would recommend heating on the stovetop in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
For this recipe, I would not recommend frozen chicken because of the short cook time. However, it can be done in the pressure cooker with other recipes.
Yes, you can. But, the flavor will be different. Just be sure to taste and adjust the salt and seasonings as needed.
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Ninja Foodi Chicken Soup
- 6 carrots sliced
- 6 stalks of celery sliced
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut up into bite size pieces
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 6 cups of chicken or bone broth
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons salt
- more salt & pepper to taste
- Add the chopped carrots, celery, onion, garlic, orzo, bay leaves to the cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi.
- Cut up chicken to bite size pieces and add to the top of the vegetables.
- Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of salt and add 1 1/2 cups of chicken or bone broth.
- Install the pressure lid, make sure to set the release valve to the "seal" position. Choose the pressure function and set to high.
- Set the time to 2 minutes and press the start button to begin. The pressure takes about 10 minutes to build up.
- When the pressure cooking is complete, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. And after the 10 minutes, quick release any remaining pressure by switching the vent release valve to "vent". And then carefully remove the lid.
- Remove the bay leaves and discard.
- Set the Ninja Foodi to sear/sauté and turn the temp to high. Add remaining broth and simmer for just 5 minutes until heated through.
- Use fresh herbs as a garnish if you'd like, but it is totally optional.
where would you like to start?
Looking for more Ninja Foodi recipes? Be sure to check out this post for more inspiration. There’s quite a few delicious recipes that are perfect for beginners to pros! Ninja Foodi Recipes