Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup (Whole30 Paleo)

bowls of instant pot healing chicken soup

Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup (Whole30 Paleo) – comforting, immune-boosting chicken soup made quick and simple in the Instant Pot.  Warm your bodies from the inside out with this delicious and nutritious soup.

Hey friends πŸ™‚  It’s classic, comforting, cozy chicken soup for this week’s Instant Pot Monday!  It’s my belief that Monday meal time should be family friendly and all about simplicity…I’m pretty sure if you look up Instant Pot in the dictionary, those two descriptions are at the top of the list!  I’ve definitely been on a IP soup kick lately – this time of year, there is nothing better than a big bowl of homemade chicken soup to warm our bellies and promote healthy bodies.

In the midst of a Michigan winter, my family is no stranger to head colds, the flu, and vitamin D deprivation.  Not to mention we are all suffering from a nasty case of the “winter boredom blues.”  I am longing for the day when we can walk on the beach or go for a family bike ride again!  While we’ve been spared any major illnesses so far this winter, my girls were feeling a little under the weather last week with sore throats and congestion and they both requested chicken soup for dinner.

While we certainly can’t claim that soup is a cure-all, chicken soup just has an innate power to make us feel better, right?  Maybe it’s just a craving that gets satisfied.  Or maybe it’s a nostalgia thing.  Either way, this Instant Pot Chicken Soup is a total powerhouse of nutrition and natural immune boosters.  Full of veggies, organic chicken, turmeric, garlic, and bone broth, you can’t go wrong with this recipe (and this one too!)

After a quick chop of the veggies, everything is thrown into the pot, and cooked for 15 minutes.  When cooking poultry or meat in the Instant Pot, I usually like to let the pot depressurize naturally to keep the meat juicy and tender.  Including the time to prep and let the pot come to pressure, this soup can be ready in about 30 minutes. Perfect for a Monday night with plenty of leftovers for lunch!

Tips for Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup

  • Great for Meal Prep and also freezable.  Freeze extra portions in Ziploc bags (try this handy gadget for filling the bags!)
  • For Keto diets, omit the potatoes.
  • Stir in riced cauliflower or broccoli for an extra veggie boost.
  • To thicken soup even more for a chicken pot pie-like soup, mix a couple tablespoons of arrowroot powder with a small amount of broth and stir in after cooking.

I hope you are all surviving winter and staying healthy!  What’s your favorite immune boosting trick for staying healthy over the winter months (besides dreaming of spring!)??


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bowls of instant pot healing chicken soup

Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup (Whole30 Paleo)

Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup - comforting, healing, immune-boosting chicken soup made quick and simple in the Instant Pot. Warm your bellies from the inside out with this delicious and nutritious soup.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 118kcal


  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 small yukon gold potatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 1/2 cups bone broth or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot, placing the chicken breasts on top.  Seal lid and set Poultry button or Manual setting for 15 minutes.
  • When the cycle is complete, let the pot depressurize naturally.  Open lid and remove chicken breasts.  Shred or chop.
  • Blend 2 cups of the soup in a blender or use an immersion blender to puree.  Add the blended soup back to pot with the chicken and stir to combine.  (Blending of soup thickens the broth slightly and is totally optional.)
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  • Reply
    July 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This was great! My husband and baby enjoyed it as well. I added a little bit more salt to the recipe. It’s very hearty and I would eat it even off of Whole 30.

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      July 3, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Lauren, thanks so much! Glad your family enjoyed it!

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    Barara Pearson
    September 28, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Your instant pot chicken soup looks great – I’m going to try it. BTW, what is the size of the serving you list the nutritional info for. Or did I miss it? (I’m old, not always on top of everything!) Barbara

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      September 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Hey Barbara – the nutritional info is based on approximately one cup of the soup. Hope you love it!

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    Megan O'Donnell
    October 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    This looks amazing! I don’t have an instant pot, so do you know how long I should keep this on the stovetop for?

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      October 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Hey Megan – I think 15-20 minutes on the stovetop should be enough. The potatoes will take the longest, so cook it until they are fork tender and you should be good to go.

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    November 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! Tasted wonderful while fighting a cold. I added the cauliflower rice as you suggested, and a bit of cayenne for a little spice. Loved the turmeric flavor ( and health benefit! )

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      November 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Awesome! Thanks, Kacie! Hope you are feeling better πŸ™‚

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    November 27, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Great soup!! My first recipe with my new instant pot. Whole family loves it. Simple, easy and tasty!!!

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      November 27, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you, Polly! So glad you all enjoyed it!

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    November 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I made this soup without the potatoes. As it was cooking on the stove, I don’t have an instant pot, my very very picky eater 7 yr old niece said “what smells so good?” and she kept asking me when the soup would be ready. Well, she loved it!! Next time she recommended I add noodles. She said the yellow spice tasted good. lol

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      December 1, 2018 at 11:02 am

      Love this!! Thanks, Jackie!

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