Our instant pot chicken soup recipe or pressure cooker chicken soup is a family favorite. It’s a satisfying and flavorful for anytime of day that’s filled with fresh ingredients.

Instant Pot Chicken Veggie Soup Recipe in pressure cooker

Pressure Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

We’re obsessed with our Instant Pot and pressure cooking recipes. After making so many batches of our beef stew recipe in the instant pot, we’re busy in the test kitchen with so many more awesome recipes. Today is all about chicken vegetable soup in the Instant Pot. It’s super duper easy and amazingly fast! You won’t believe how quick and easy chicken soup can be made for the whole family. Chicken vegetable soup is healthy, wholesome, comforting and loved by everyone. It’s the perfect side dish to accompany dinner or you can easily make it into a light and healthy dinner.

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Our popular slow cooker chicken vegetable soup recipe was a hit and now our Instant Pot version is equally delicious and super quick! Or you can make this pressure cooker chicken soup in any pressure cooker.  The Instant Pot is one of the many pressure cookers that can sear and cook dinner all in the snap of the finger. It has features that can cook in so many different ways: slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker and more. When you’re in a bind and want a quick and scrumptious dinner, pressure cooking is the answer.

Different Pressure Cookers 

Each pressure cooker works a little bit differently with different buttons and functions. But this pressure cooker chicken soup recipe can apply to all pressure cookers. The best part about this Instant Pot is that it sears. So much flavor comes from the onions, garlic and beef. So unlike most slow cookers that can’t sear, this one can do it easily AND cook food quickly at the same time. Hope you enjoy or pressure cooker chicken soup recipe! It’s a winner.

Best Cookers for Chicken Soup Recipes:

Whether you prefer a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or a multi-cooker, these kitchen counter appliances help make dinner a little easier for the busy household, plus with an added bonus of some of our favorite finds for entertaining:

The Crockpot 6qt. Slow Cooker – The original slow cooker. On this on the lid locks down which is great for transporting to potlucks and such. Simple, inexpensive and reliable.
Instant Pot Multi-use Pressure Cooker – It has cult-like following for a reason. It’s a pressure cooker and so much more. Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, & Yogurt Maker. It’s awesome! If  you want a pressure cooker that has a few more bells and whistles (like hands free steam release), this Breville Pressure Cooker is also great.
Cuisinart Multi-Cooker – If pressure cooking is a not your thing but want a bit more than just a slow cooker, this multi-cooker is perfect for you. It can Sauté, Steam, and Slow Cook. Perfect to create those one pot meals.



Instant-Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup (Pressure Cooker)

Please refer to your specific pressure cooker manual for complete product cooking use. Every model and brand will be slightly different. If your pressure cooker does not have a searing function, you can pre-sear on a pan over the cooktop or just skip the searing steps.  This recipe was tested in the 6qt. Instant Pot. Depending on your pressure cooker's functions, you may want to sauté the onions, garlic, and chicken on a pan first, and then add them into the pressure cooker and continue the recipe from there.
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  • 1 pound (455g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) cooking oil
  • 1/2 onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 5 cups (1180ml) chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • additional salt and pepper , to taste (optional)
  • 1 carrot , diced
  • 2 stalks celery , diced
  • 1 small zucchini , cubed
  • 1 cup (240ml) chopped broccoli (optional)
  • minced parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Turn Instant Pot on "Saute" settings, add olive oil, then add onions and garlic. Cook until soft.
    Add chicken and sear on both sides until brown. Add broth, bay leaf, thyme leaves, worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. (These are the steps we did for our Instant Pot- Press "Cancel" to stop the "Saute" setting. Press the "Manual" button. Set the time to 15 minutes.)
  • After the cooking time is complete, press "Cancel" and carefully release the pressure.
  • Once pressure completely releases, open lid and gently shred the chicken. If you like cubed chicken in your soup, you can remove the chicken then cut it into small bite sized pieces and then return to the broth.
    Add the carrots, celery and zucchini.  Close lid and pressure cook for an additional 5 minutes. When cooking has finished press "Cancel" and release the steam pressure again.
  • Add the broccoli, stir the hot soup so that the broccoli can quickly cook to become tender. If you like soft broccoli you can always add it together with the rest of the veggies. We don't want our broccoli to get too mushy, that's why we add it last.
    Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Garnish soup with minced parsley. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1563mg, Potassium: 1096mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3053IU, Vitamin C: 62mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 2mg

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This recipe was originally published in 2016 and re-published in 2021.