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Chicken Noodle Soup

Yield: 6 servings (4 points per serving for blue and purple, 5 points per serving for green)

Ingredients
  • 1 lb.. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 oz. egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
For the Instant Pot:
  1. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté. Once heated add the butter, onions, celery and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Turn the Instant Pot off.

  2. Add the chicken to the Instant Pot, then the chicken broth, oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

  3. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and lock it. Make sure the lever is set to seal. Press the manual button and set the time for 8 minutes.

  4. When the time is up let the pressure manually release for 5 minutes, then release the pressure and remove the lid.

  5. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and shred it. Also remove the bay leaf.

  6. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté and add the noodles. Cook according to the directions on the box.

  7. Turn Instant Pot off and add the chicken back in. Stir in the Parmesan cheese then serve.

For the slow cooker:
  1. Melt butter in a frying pan then add onion, celery and carrots. Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Pour into the slow cooker.

  2. Add chicken to the slow cooker, then the chicken broth, oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

  3. Cook on low 4 hours.

  4. At the end of the 4 hours boil water and cook the noodles according to the directions on the box.

  5. Remove the bay leaf and discard it. Remove the chicken and shred it. Add the chicken back to the slow cooker.

  6. Drain the noodles and add them to the slow cooker. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and serve.