Instant Pot healthy chicken soup is hearty and perfect for filling you up on a cool day. When fall weather kicks in, it's reasonable to crave hot freshly made soup. Chicken soup is the best comfort food to make you feel warm and cozy.
Scrumptious soup that is filled with black beans, moist shredded chicken, zucchini, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onion, and spinach. Top this yummy soup with some sour cream and fresh cilantro. This flavor combination fills you up while pleasing your palate.
If you love easy chicken soup recipes, check out all of my best homemade gluten free chicken soup recipes.
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The first day that the temperatures aren't so sweltering, you will find me in the Fearless Dining Kitchen whipping up a batch of soup. Granted, I love to eat soup year-round, but it just feels different when the weather has cooled. I think it is because the holidays aren't too far away and you know that you will be spending time with family and friends.
Are you ready to make this delicious healthy chicken soup for yourself?
Step 1: Use the sauté feature to cook your onions and carrots with avocado oil in the Instant Pot.
Step 2: Add the veggies, beans, and spices. Next add in the broth.
Step 3: Add in the raw chicken breasts and cilantro. Now it is ready to cook! Close and lock the lid of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Step 4: I used the Soup mode for cooking. When the soup is ready, allow pressure to release, or use quick release to let the steam out quickly.
Not a great photo because of all of the steam...but the chicken breast sank to the bottom and the soup is cooked.
Step 5: Remove the chicken from the soup onto a cutting board. Use meat shredder claws or forks to shred the chicken. It should fall apart very easily.
Step 6: Next, add your fresh spinach to the hot soup. The spinach leaves cook in the hot soup quickly. In adding the spinach at the end of the cooking, it won't fall apart into mush.
Now your soup is ready to enjoy!!
Try adding some additional flavors to the soup if you want to try something new. Here are a few ideas to give you some inspiration:
- Turkey - Looking for a way to use up some of your leftover turkey? Try it in this healthy soup!
- Cheese - If you tolerate dairy, sprinkle a little bit of cheese on top of the hot soup.
- Peppers - Dice up some jalapenos or bell peppers to add to this soup. So good!
Making soup in the Instant Pot is fantastic because it will be even more flavorful and takes less time to cook. When you cook soup in the pressure cooker, the spices and ingredients blend so much better together. You won't lose nutrients, and the food will look much more vibrant when you use the Instant Pot.
Plus, it's super convenient to use a pressure cooker because you only need one pot and they are so easy to clean too. "
You should store any leftover Instant Pot healthy chicken soup in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container, and it will last around 3-4 days.
Reheat the soup up in the microwave or on the stovetop. Just heat until it's warm then serve like you usually would.
Yes, you can store the chicken soup in the freezer too.
Again use an airtight container or freezer bag. You can defrost the healthy chicken soup in the refrigerator overnight.
If you love this Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Soup, give some of my other soups a try too:
Why do I get a burn message on my Instant Pot?
Ha...has this happened to you? It scared the heck out of me the first time! Unfortunately, everyone gets a burn message here and there on the Instant Pot. Don't worry, it most cases it's an easy fix. You will need to let the pressure release either by natural or quick release.
I usually recommend a quick release, then you will need to scrape the bottom of the pot, and you can restart it. Typically, it just means that some food has stuck to the bottom of the pot. In most cases, you can continue cooking your recipe after removing what is stuck.
There would be rare times that something is burnt too bad, but that is usually a dish that has cream or something along those lines.
If you find yourself with questions when it comes to gluten free dining, I want to help answer those. Feel free to reach out to me directly with questions, and I will be glad to help. In the meantime, check out Gluten Free Pantry Essentials And Equipment Recommendations to get started.
Looking for more gluten free Instant Pot recipes?
- This is the best dinner...it is my Grandma's Cabbage and Meatballs and it is so easy to make.
- Healthy and delicious, this Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup is a crowd-pleaser.
- You can cook pasta in an Instant Pot like in this easy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe.
- Potatoes and cheese are so good in this Instant Pot Cheese Potato Casserole recipe.
- Grandma's homemade flavor in this Instant Pot Gluten Free Chicken Stew.
Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Soup
- 2 chicken breasts
- 3 carrots
- 1 onion
- 1 large zucchini or 2 small zucchini
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 potatoes
- 15 ounce can kidney beans rinsed
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- salt/pepper to taste
- Dice carrots and onions.
- Add oil to the Instant Pot and cook carrots and onions and cook on Sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add all of the vegetables (except the spinach), garlic, broth, spices, and raw chicken to the Instant Pot. Close and lock the lid.
- Cook on Soup Mode.
- When the soup is finished, do a quick release and open the Instant Pot when it is safe to do so.
- Remove the chicken breasts onto a cutting board.
- Add the fresh spinach leaves to the Instant Pot and stir them in.
- Shred the chicken with meat claws or two forks.
- Add the chicken back into the soup.
- Stir and serve hot with sour cream.
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