Making chicken soup in the Instant Pot is a great way to enjoy slow-cooked flavor in a fraction of the time.
If you are looking for a list of delicious and filling Instant Pot chicken soup recipes, look no further. This list includes all the chicken soup tastes and flavors you love.
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There is something so comforting and warming about soup that’s simmered on the stove top for hours.
But I know you’re busy and don’t have time to watch a pot simmer all day long. I don’t either.
That’s why I love using my electric pressure cooker to make soup and chili.
Many of these recipes are dump and cook recipes. Just toss everything in, close the lid and come back to a hearty soup that’s full of flavor.
It really is that easy. So I’m sharing my favorite recipes with you–these are the best Instant Pot chicken soups!
As a bonus, Instant Pot chicken soup is also frugal! I love making easy and cheap recipes in the Instant Pot, and soup is a great way to stretch ingredients.
It’s super easy to make soup with leftovers, and many of these chicken soup recipes are made with common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Chicken Soup Recipes for the Instant Pot
Whether you are looking for a chicken soup recipe to warm you in cold weather or help you when you feel under the weather, you’ll find the perfect soup to fit your mood on this list.
How Do You Use the Instant Pot for Soup?
I give thorough tips in my list of the best Instant Pot soups, but the general process has some similarities to cooking soup on the stove.
You may need to saute some ingredients first, particularly onions, celery, garlic, or other aromatics.
Then you’ll add the remaining ingredients (minus dairy or thickening agents) and pressure cook for the amount of time given in the recipe.
You’ll follow up with a natural release of pressure, then add any dairy or thickeners last.
Can You Use a Quick Release for Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot?
In general, a natural release is recommended for soups. This is partly because soups take up a lot of room in the pressure cooker, so they are likely to spew through the valve if you perform a quick release.
Additionally, many soups include starches or other ingredients that can foam, such as pasta, rice, or beans.
Not only that, but chicken in your soups will likely be more tender with a natural release.
If you’re in a hurry, you can sometimes allow a 5-10 minute natural release followed by a quick release, depending on amount and ingredients.
How Can You Thicken Instant Pot Chicken Soups?
If you need to add a thickener to your chicken soup, this can be done after pressure cooking.
Popular options include a slurry of cornstarch or flour and water.
Some soups are thickened by the addition of shredded cheese or even cream cheese, which melts and makes a creamy base.
Some people like to add canned coconut milk to thicken their soup, and others will use an immersion blender to puree some of the soup, which thickens the base.
Using Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup Recipes for Easy Meals
With so many Instant Pot chicken soup recipes to choose from, hopefully you’ll be able to easily plan a few for your family!
You could even have a “Soup Sunday” for a theme night for dinner! You can get my themed meal plan kit by signing up below.
More Easy Instant Pot Dinner Ideas
- Instant Pot Weeknight Dinner Ideas
- The Best Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipes
- Easy Instant Pot Recipes that Use Frozen Meatballs
- Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
- The Best Instant Pot Chili Recipes
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