This Instant Pot Duo Crisp chicken casserole is a family favorite that can also be made in your regular Instant Pot and finished in the oven or air fryer. I give you instructions for each way. This also can be made in the Ninja Foodi for a Ninja Foodi chicken casserole.
I can’t say enough good things about this Instant Pot chicken noodle casserole. It is super easy to make, has wonderful flavor, and feeds a full family.
Don’t have a way to finish it to make the crispy top? No worries! It tastes great without that step too!
Instant Pot and Instant Pot Duo Crisp Chicken Casserole
I made this casserole with leftover rotisserie chicken. Here is a great recipe for that using your Duo Crisp: Instant Pot Duo Crisp Whole Chicken.
You can also use store bought rotisserie chicken or in a pinch use canned chicken. If you want to use raw chicken, cook that separately in the Instant Pot and then shred it.
The ingredients are quite simple for this recipe with cream of chicken and mushroom soup and French’s Onions being key players. I love that soup blend and use it casseroles all the time. I also add some sour cream and cheddar cheese to the casserole.
For noodles, I prefer nice wide Egg noodles. These have the bonus of cooking fast.
Start off with your chicken and vegetables of choice. I use half of a large onion, celery, carrot, and some frozen peas, frozen broccoli, or frozen veggie mix.
For carrots, I normally just chop up some baby carrots.
Dump it all in the Instant Pot with 5 cups of chicken broth and some seasoning. I use garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Dump the egg noodles into the Instant Pot and give it a gentle stir, but try to keep a lot of the noodles from settling on the bottom of the pot.
Instead, press them into the liquid. You do want them all damp/wet though. I did have plenty of noodles touching the bottom and did not get a burn notice.
Pressure cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, followed by a quick release. Then stir in the can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup, sour cream, some cheddar cheese, and some French’s onions (about 1/3 of the can).
If you want, you can heat the casserole up on saute and serve as is, but with the Duo Crisp, the best part is crisping the top.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot Duo Crisp, you can also transfer the chicken casserole to a baking pan and crisp up the top in the oven or air fryer.
Making Crispy Chicken Noodle Casserole in the Instant Pot Duo Crisp
Here is the good part! Put the rest of the French’s onion on top of the casserole and air fry in the Duo Crisp (or Ninja Foodi) for 4-5 minutes at 400. This will give you a beautiful crispy top.
If using your oven or air fryer, transfer the casserole to a pan and set it to 400 or broil until browned.
Serving Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole
I served my chicken noodle casserole with a nice green salad. Here are a few recipes to try from fellow bloggers:
This is a great comfort food dinner that is quick and easy to make and is usually a hit with all ages.
Recipe is below!
- 3 c chicken, shredded (I used left over rotisserie chicken)
- 12 oz bag egg noodles
- 1/2 large onion
- 1/2 c chopped carrots
- 1/4 c frozen peas
- 1/4 c frozen broccoli pieces
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 5 c chicken broth
- 1 t garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 package French's onions
- 1/4 c sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken and mushroom soup
- Place the chicken, vegetables, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and broth into the Instant Pot and stir.
- Press or lightly stir the egg noodles into the mix until damp/wet.
- Pressure cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Quick release.
- Stir in the sour cream, can of soup, cheese, and 1/3 of the French's onions.
- Top with the remaining French's onions and, using the air fry lid, air fry at 400 for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
- If using the oven or air fryer to crisp the top, transfer to a pan and broil or air fry until golden brown.
You can serve this without crisping the top as well.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 86mg Sodium: 877mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g