Alright, guys. Just a small update: we are still living in an Airbnb for the entire month of February so I’m really lacking in food photography props and my favorite plates that I like to use. It’s all good, because the place we are staying at is really nice and has good lighting (which is extremely important to me). We are trying to find a place to live next month so hopefully it’ll work out soon. I’m actually much less stressed out about the whole situation than I thought I would be, and I will provide you with more details soon (fingers crossed!).
In the mean time, I hope you understand if my photos are less than stellar. I’m doing my best with what I have!
As promised, this is my 2nd Instant Pot recipe of the week and it’s a good one. I love a good chicken soup and it’s so healing and comforting when you are feeling sick or down. I first made this Instant Pot chicken soup on a whim and didn’t measure any of the ingredients, and it turned out absolutely fantastic, so I had to make it again to share it with you!
This recipe uses a whole chicken, and I love that because you end up making bone broth while cooking it, so you have a really nutrient-dense soup at the end of it. And it all comes together a little over one hour!
And yes, we have most of our crap in storage right now, but I had to bring my Instant Pot with me, OF COURSE. I use it at least 3-4x a week so it’s a must!
It’s currently cold season so if you are feeling under the weather or in need of some comfort, I hope you make this nourishing Instant Pot chicken soup to boost your immunity and fight off the bugs. It also freezes really well so you can make it ahead of time to pull out on a cold day. It’s basically a hug in a bowl!
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 large carrots (or 3 small), chopped
- 1½ cup green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 inch ginger, minced
- 3-4 lb whole chicken, preferably pasture raised
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sea salt
- Cracked black pepper, to taste (omit for AIP)
- 5 cups of water
- Chopped green onions, for garnish
- Place onion, carrots, green beans, garlic, and ginger in the Instant Pot.
- Lay the chicken over the vegetables.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Pour water over everything.
- Close the lid of the Instant Pot, then set it to "Soup" on high pressure of 30 minutes.
- Once the soup is finished, the Instant Pot will beep a few times. Wait about 30 minutes for the pressure to go down naturally until you can open the lid.
- Take out the chicken and debone. You can save the bones to make bone broth.
- Shred the meat and place back in the Instant Pot. Stir.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
- Serve with chopped green onions sprinkled on top.
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