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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

This Delicious and Nutritious Soup Will Warm the Tummy and Boost the Immune System

This flavorful homemade chicken soup is loaded with all the good stuff. Enjoy a bowl of this hearty, healthy soup that will boost your immune system, nourish your soul and make you feel great.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup
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What do you do when half the house is down with flu? You make chicken soup, of course! And you spray Lysol like a boss!! 😉 But back to the chicken soup!

Thank goodness for the Instant Pot! I was able to make an amazing, from scratch, loaded chicken soup in about 40 minutes. I’ve never been a big fan of soups, there are only a few soups that I really enjoy. Tortilla soup and bean soup are my favorites. But knowing we had a bunch of sick kids, plus dad, I knew chicken soup was the way to go!

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I looked for ideas online and also did some research on spices that were good for colds. I came across turmeric, which is considered an immune system booster and contains lots of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for when you have a cold or the flu! So I consulted with my head chef, that would be Ryan, and he helped me come up with this recipe, packed full of goodness.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup Ingredients
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Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Soup
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The result?

A very tasty and nutritious chicken soup that every single person in the family loved! It was the first time I made a soup from scratch, with a whole chicken and everything, so it was pretty exciting to me that it was such a success!

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Making Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot
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Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

These are the items I used to prep and make this recipe:

Appliances & Cookware

I used my 8 quart Instant Pot to make this chicken soup.

Serving Platters & Dishes

I served this delicious chicken soup in my white Corelle bowls.

Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories

Don’t forget to check out my post on Must-Have Accessories for the Instant Pot. It’s a complete list of all the top accessories that can be used with the Instant Pot.

Must-Have Instant Pot Cookbooks

I have also put together a list of Must-Have Cookbooks for the Instant Pot.

A little secret about me for those that don’t know me yet, I hate chicken bones, and I hate raw chicken. It gives me the creeps! It’s ironic though because my favorite food is chicken! I do not handle raw chicken, and I certainly don’t eat any chicken with bones in it.

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So it took everything I had in me to pick up that whole chicken and put it in the pot! When all was said and done, the head chef had to do the deboning and shredding of the chicken. He’s an expert at it because he loves me so much, he knows there can’t be any little bones or cartilage in the food, or I may have a heart attack if I come across one while eating. Not sure what it is, but I just can’t handle chicken bones!!

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Anyway, the soup turned out amazing and we’ll definitely be making it again!

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One word of caution is the turmeric can stain everything! So just don’t put your finished soup in a plastic container, and preferably use a paper towel instead of a dish rag to clean up.

You can also check out this video I put together that shows you step-by-step, how I made this wonderful soup.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Loaded with chicken, nourishing vegetables and spices.

5 from 2 votes
12 bowls
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Instant Pot
IP Pressure LevelHigh
IP ProgramSoup/Broth
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Pressure Release
Total Time*
*The Total Cook Time is estimated since the time for a Full Natural Pressure Release varies depending on many variables including the food being cooked, the size of the pot, etc.
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This flavorful homemade chicken soup is packed with nothing but good stuff to boost your immune system and nourish your soul.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Category: Soups, Stews & Chilis
instant pot chicken soup served in a bowl with crackers
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  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tsps garlic minced
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsps ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tsps kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 whole chicken 3-4 lbs
  • 2 cups carrots cut
  • 3 cups baby red potatoes quartered
  • 4 cups chicken stock


  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute and let warm.
  • Add olive oil.
  • Once olive oil is warm, add chopped onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes continually stirring.
  • Add minced garlic and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Continue to stir.
  • Stir in chopped celery.
  • Add turmeric, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt. Mix all the ingredients well and let saute for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Place whole chicken, breast side up, into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the carrots, baby red potatoes and chicken broth.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off and then close the lid.
  • Ensure that the pressure release handle is set to sealing.
  • Select the Soup function on your Instant Pot. The Instant Pot will cook at high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot has completed cooking, allow for a full natural pressure release (NPR).
  • Ensure that all pressure has been released before opening the pot.
  • Carefully remove the whole chicken from the Instant Pot and place in a bowl and shred. Add the shredded chicken back to your soup.
  • Your chicken soup is ready to serve!

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3700IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Kitchen Tools

This is a list of the kitchen tools, utensils and appliances I used to make this recipe.

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  • Carolina says:

    That looks delicious! My compliments to the chef!! Nothing like chicken soup to feel better!
    I love soups, I’ll have to try your recipe next time. I hope everyone is doing better!

  • Robin says:

    Looks really delicious! I’m with you on chicken bones and raw chicken. Yuck😖 Thanks for sharing. Hope to try it soon!💕

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hate them!!! But loved the soup!! I know it makes it taste better when you cook it with bones, but I can’t handle it. Thanks for stopping by Robin!

      • donna says:

        Raw chicken – skin – bones are not my thing either. Can hardly do a turkey — that’s my husband’s job Get it washed, dried and stuffed in the roaster. This chicken in this soup, is his responsibility….. LOL

        • Valerie Cooper says:

          Haha!! Right?!? I can’t stand raw chicken and bones! Glad my hubby doesn’t mind them. Hope you enjoy the soup!

  • Tricia says:

    Loved the chicken soup. Even got little one to eat it!
    Tried to print it and get blank pages even though I sent my info. Why?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Tricia! So glad you and your little one enjoyed the soup! We are in the process of transferring all the recipes to a new format and this one hasn’t been moved over! We’ll look at it his afternoon and I’ll get back to you when it’s done. Hopefully that’ll solve the issue! Thanks!!

  • Dani says:

    What size instant pot did you use?

  • Vanessa says:

    This is in my IP right now and it smells soooo good! I hope my little 18 month olds gobble it down. It has all the right ingredients! 🙂

  • Mary says:

    Can it be made in a 6 qt pot?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Mary! Yes, I’ve had readers make it in a 6 qt. Just make sure the chicken you get fits in your pot. Enjoy!

  • Ethel says:

    Just made this – it’s in the IP as I type this. OMGosh …. my house smells SO GOOD! Total comfort – can’t wait to taste the finished product.
    (Made in 6qt, took me an hour from beginning prep to hitting the soup function) THANK YOU for the recipe!

  • Gina says:

    This sounds amazing! Do you have to put the whole chicken on the trivet? Or do you just set in in the IP?

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