Soothe your soul & make Jazzy Instant Pot Chicken Soup with a few simple healthy ingredients! Jazzed up with our little flavor-boosters, this appetizing pressure cooker chicken soup is more than just a chilly-night comfort food!

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This isn’t your ordinary homemade chicken soup!

Whether you’re feeling under the weather or craving comfort food in the cold weather, warm yourself with our cozy bowl of Jazzy Instant Pot Chicken Soup! 😀

We’ve had a little fun and experimented with various flavor-boosters. So, we’ve put our little spins on the classic chicken soup.

I love curling up on the couch with my warm fuzzy blankie enjoying this healthy & hearty chicken broth goodness. A true soul-warming Instant Pot Meal! 🙂

Time for some Jazzy Chicken Soup in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Soothe your soul & make cozy Instant Pot Chicken Soup with a few simple healthy ingredients! Jazzed up with our little flavor-boosting spins, this appetizing pressure cooker chicken soup is more than just a chilly-night comfort food!
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Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

Dump & Pressure Cook Method:

  • If you're short on time, make this Jazzy Chicken Soup by dumping all ingredients in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Then skip all the browning steps, and jump to Step 4 - Pressure Cook Chicken Soup.

Flavor-Boosting Method:

  • Brown Chicken Thighs: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Pat dry chicken with paper towel, then season one side gently with salt + black pepper. Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil, then quickly add in the chicken (seasoned side) to prevent the butter from burning. Season the other side of chicken with more salt + pepper. Brown both sides of chicken thighs in Instant Pot for 4 minutes per side.
  • Saute Onions and Garlic: Set aside the browned chicken. Add diced onion in Instant Pot. Saute until soften (~2 mins). Add in 2 tbsp (30ml) tomato paste and saute for another minute. Add in minced garlic, 2 pinches of dried basil, and 2 bay leaves, then saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock. Scrub all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful!
  • Pressure Cook Chicken Soup: Add in browned chicken, chopped celery, chopped carrot, quartered tomatoes, and 3 ½ cups (875ml) unsalted chicken stock. Give it a quick mix. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 15 minutes Natural Release
  • Season & Shred Chicken: Place pressure cooked chicken in a large mixing bowl. Shred the chicken with two forks. Discard the bones and skins. Add back shredded chicken in Instant Pot. Taste the chicken soup, then season with more salt (for reference, we added 3 - 4 large pinches of kosher salt).
  • Serve: Serve this soothing Instant Pot Chicken Soup as a light & healthy meal. Enjoy!~

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Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168.4% | Vitamin C: 21.3% | Calcium: 6.8% | Iron: 12.8%
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup, chicken soup instant pot, easy instant pot recipes, homemade chicken soup, instant pot chicken, instant pot chicken soup, instant pot soup, instapot chicken soup, pressure cooker chicken soup
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Chicken Soup Guide

Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Soup:

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe Ingredients

*Note: Our chicken thighs were camera-shy, so they ran away from the camera during our photoshoot. 😛 But please be assured there were 8 pieces of bone-in skin-on chicken thighs in this Instant Pot Chicken Soup! hehe~

*Tip: If you’re short on time, you can make this Chicken Soup in Instant Pot by dumping all the ingredients in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, and skip all the browning steps.

1

Brown Chicken Thighs


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer version, press “Saute” button twice.

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes). This prevents the chicken from sticking to the pot.

Pat dry chicken with paper towel and season one side gently with salt + black pepper.

Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil, then quickly add in the chicken (seasoned side) to prevent the butter from burning.

Season the other side of chicken thighs with more salt + pepper.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: brown chicken in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Pro Tip 1: Since we’re making a soup here, it’s okay to overcrowd the chicken a bit. We only browned 6 of the 8 chicken thighs here, but you can brown them in 2 separate batches.

*Pro Tip 2: Brown both sides of chicken thighs in Instant Pot for 4 minutes per side.

2

Saute Onions and Garlic


Set aside the browned chicken thighs. Add diced onion in Instant Pot. Saute until soften (roughly 2 minutes).

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: saute onions in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in 2 tbsp (30ml) tomato paste and saute for another minute.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: saute tomato paste in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in minced garlic, 2 pinches of dried basil, and 2 bay leaves, then saute for another minute.

3

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock.

Scrub all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

*Pro Tip: Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful! 😀

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: deglaze Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

4

Pressure Cook Chicken Soup


Add in browned chicken thighs, chopped celery, chopped carrot, quartered tomatoes, and 3 ½ cups (875ml) unsalted chicken stock. Give it a quick mix.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: add chicken, celery, carrot, tomatoes, chicken stock in Instant Pot

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 5 minutes + 15 minutes Natural Release

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 5 minutes

After 15 minutes of Natural Release, carefully turn Venting Knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure.

Once the floating valve drops, remove the lid.

5

Season & Shred Chicken


Place pressure cooked chicken thighs in a large mixing bowl.

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Shred the chicken with two forks. Discard the bones and skins.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: shred Instant Pot Chicken with forks

Add back shredded chicken in Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup | Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup: add Shredded Chicken in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Pro Tip: Ensure you taste the chicken soup in Instant Pot, then season with more salt (for reference, we added 3 – 4 large pinches of kosher salt)!

6

Serve Instant Pot Chicken Soup


This pressure cooker chicken soup can be served as a light & healthy meal. 🙂

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Enjoy your Jazzy Instant Pot Chicken Soup!~

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