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Instant Pot Fideo

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4 from 2 reviews

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


A homemade version of Cafe Rio’s fideo noodle meal with chicken. The Instant Pot cooks the noodles and chicken while the other ingredients braise in flavor-infused broth. The whole thing comes together in a few minutes and tastes great served with a wedge of lime, cilantro, cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips. 


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz angel hair or vermicelli pasta
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fired roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chiles
  • 1 lime, juiced

Toppings (use more or less according to your discretion):

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro,
  • 2 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup tortilla strips


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the olive oil, carrots and onion. Saute for 4-5 minutes. Add in the green onion and garlic and saute for 60 seconds. Add in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
  2. Break the pasta in half or smaller pieces and add to the pot in a criss cross pattern. Place chicken evenly over the pasta. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt over the chicken. Dump the tomatoes and green chiles on top. 
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Stir well. Stir in the lime juice. Scoop evenly into 4-6 bowls. Top each serving with cilantro, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, lime wedges and tortilla strips. Eat and enjoy!
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot