Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup is hearty, savory, and so easy to make on cold nights in. Plus, this healthy and Whole30 approved chicken veggie soup can be easily made in the slow cooker or stovetop so anyone can enjoy it!

Chicken vegetable soup in the Instant Pot served in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

You’ve heard that every great soup needs to start with onions, carrots, and celery to develop the broth and add a ton of flavor. This Instant Pot chicken and vegetable soup is no different, making each bite savory and flavorful without the addition of heavy cream or lots of seasonings.

If a more decadent soup is your thing, check out my Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or my Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Vegetable Soup in the Instant Pot

  • Fast – Cooking this chicken vegetable soup in the Instant Pot means your soup doesn’t need to simmer all day.
  • Healthy – Whole30, Keto, Low-Carb, and Gluten Free – this soup makes a delicious meal for any lifestyle.
  • Versatile – This chicken and vegetable soup can also be made on the stovetop or in your slow cooker, and you can use whichever veggies sound good to you.
Close up of Instant Pot chicken and vegetable soup in a serving bowl

How to Make Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Sauté Vegetables

Turn your Instant Pot to the Sauté function and add onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté until the onion is almost translucent, then add green pepper, zucchini, and garlic. Give it a good stir for about 2-3 minutes.

Sautéing your veggies first is vital to the flavorful broth that makes this Instant Pot chicken and vegetable soup stand out.

Cook Chicken Veggie Soup

Add remaining ingredients and seal the lid. Change your Instant Pot to the Soup setting, then turn it down to 45 minutes. The pressure cooking will make it taste like it’s been cooking all day.

If you’re cooking on the stovetop, add remaining ingredients and allow to simmer until chicken is cooked through, at least 2 hours. If you are using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Chicken veggie soup prior to being cooked in the Instant Pot

Shred Chicken

Manually release the pressure once the time is up.

Using two forks, shred the chicken and give the chicken veggie soup a good stir to distribute it evenly. Serve warm and enjoy!

TBK’s Pro Tip: My friend Britney told me a few years ago that she adds lemon to her soups to bring it that extra “zing”. Ever since then, I put lemon, lime, or even apple cider vinegar in my soups to finish them off. Yum!

Not Whole30? Add some parmesan cheese for some extra goodness.

Instant Pot Chicken and Vegetable Soup FAQs

Do I have to pre-cook my chicken for this chicken veggie soup?

Nope! One of the best parts of cooking your chicken vegetable soup in the Instant Pot is that it’s an easy, one-pot meal.

The pressure, as well as the high heat, from the Instant Pot means any bacteria from your raw chicken will be killed, making it unnecessary to cook your chicken before tossing it in. In fact, doing so may overcook your chicken and make it tough to chew.

Can I shorten the cook time on this chicken veggie soup?

Sure, this Instant Pot chicken vegetable soup can cook in about 20 minutes if you’re pressed for time. I like to cook it for 45 because it gives the taste of having cooked all day. As we all know with soup, the longer it cooks – the better it tastes.

Top view of several bowls of chicken and vegetable soup

More healthy chicken soup recipes:

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup

Thai Coconut Peanut Soup

This whole30 soup recipe for chicken vegetable soup is made in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. However, this clean eating recipe can be easily made in the Crockpot or over the stove top. Bonus: it's paleo approved too! #chickenvegetablesoup #paleorecipes #ketorecipes #whole30recipes #cleaneatingrecipes
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Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup is hearty, savory, and so easy to make on cold nights in. Plus, this healthy and Whole30 approved chicken veggie soup can be easily made in the slow cooker or stovetop so anyone can enjoy it!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken vegetable soup, instant pot recipes, whole30 soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 112kcal


  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 small zucchini diced (or 1/2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup french beans diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 small chicken breasts
  • 1 cup kale leaves shredded
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsps  dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp  ground pepper


  • Turn the Instant Pot onto the saute setting and add the olive oil.
  • Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Saute until onion is almost translucent.
  • Add the green pepper, zucchini, and garlic. Give it a good stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Seal the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to seal. Set the setting on soup, then turn it down to 45 minutes – it's all it needs to taste like it's been cooking all day.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps, let it vent naturally or turn the valve to release the steam and pressure.
  • Take two forks and shred the chicken breasts. Give the soup a good stir and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3915IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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143 comments on “Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup”

  1. I am I love with this Instapot Chicken Vegetable Soup! Saw it on my feed and im going to make it tomorrow! Perfect for the cold weather. The pics made me have to have it!

  2. My fav chicken recipe is one I have for chicken enchiladas!  OIts one of my hubbies favourite dishes! Easy and delicious. 

  3. My favorite chicken recipe is roasted chicken with poultry seasoning and paprika.

  4. Honey Dijon drumsticks sound delicious  

  5. Chicken noodle soup is a family favourite, but my daughter just loves chicken broccoli divan. She wants me to make it every week.

  6. I have a recipe for chicken lasagna that we love, it is made with chicken breast. So Yummy!

  7. The Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs sound so tasty!

  8. I love Chicken Soup with all the veggies and homemade chicken broth!

  9. BBQ Beer Can Chicken! Can’t go wrong with the flavours!

  10. 5 stars
    I like to buy chicken and make my own chicken strips. I also pre cut skinless raw chicken up for a stirfry, from rice to noodles I do them all. I cook whole chickens and make my owns soups (I can’t recall the last time I bought a can of soup) I also like to mix things up and make a chicken lasagna (With spinach of course). There are so many awesome things you can make ..chicken alfredo etc

  11. Saucy Spanish Chicken with Green Olives sounds so good!

  12. The recipe for the-hickory-dickory-cluck-chicken-sandwich sounds great

  13. I would love to try the Tuscan Chicken in a Pesto Wine Sauce.

  14. OOOO The best ever Jerk Chicken! I bet it tastes amazing. I cannot wait to try it. I have it saved. Thanks!

  15. Avocado, Beet and Chicken Tostadas – Mexican – this sounds yummy

  16. I am inspired by the BBQ Chicken sandwich. This would be great at the trailer for lunches!

  17. I love Mango Chutney Chicken

  18. I love the Blue Tortilla Crusted Baked Chicken.

  19. I am a fan of the Blue Tortilla Crusted Baked Chicken and have made it a few times.

  20. I love sweet and sour chicken!

  21. Asain chicken wings look good

  22. I would love the Honey Dijon drumsticks

  23. The BBQ Chicken sandwich sounds really good.

  24. I love the barbeque chicken recipe. Thank you for linking up the instant pot soup recipe at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  25. I have always loved Butter Chicken. Simple but delicious every time.

  26. 5 stars

    BBQ chili drumsticks with avocado and tomato salsa sound so delicious and a great anytime that BBQ mode hits you. Love it especially for summer bbq’s with the family.

    Thank You for the chance

  27. I love chicken in any kind of stir fry, but my fave is a teryaki stirfry I had my mom make all the time when I was growing up!

  28. I love the The Hickory Dickory Cluck Chicken Sandwich recipe. I’m going to make it tonight!

  29. I would LOVE to make the BBQ Chicken over Apple Maple Baked Beans

  30. I love the Broccoli, Bocconcini & Chicken Salad

  31. The Chicken Parmesan looks like it would be good.

  32. I love roast chicken

  33. glazed chicken with peaches & red pepper.

  34. Nothing beats homemade chicken noodle soup exploding with delicious veggies!

  35. The bbq chicken sounds amazing!

  36. Butter chicken is my fave!

  37. I like the Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.

  38. My favorite chicken recipe is oven roasted chicken breasts with fresh sliced lemons and thyme. So simple!

  39. I love making greek chicken.

  40. 5 stars
    I love making a great marinate using sugar, green onions, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper powder, garlic, onion, apple sauce, salt and pepper on chicken thighs and then cooking them on the BBQ.

  41. I love Chicken Soup with all the veggies and homemade chicken broth!

  42. 3 stars
    I like the Barbecue Chicken Salad.

  43. chicken enchiladas!

  44. I usually just roast a whole chicken in the oven. But, after looking at site, it’ll be pretty easy to expand my chicken repertoire the Salsa Verde Chicken Soup recipe looks easy and delicious!

  45. Butter Chicken in the Instant pot is amazing

  46. Mexican Chicken Skillet – so quick, easy, and delicious! Plus you can always up the veg to make it healthier, or serve with rice to stretch portions.

  47. I make a lot of chicken stir frys. Great way to use up leftover chicken.

  48. I love the BBQ Chicken over Apple Maple Baked Beans recipe

  49. Fried chicken has to be my number one way to eat chicken.

  50. I would love the Honey Dijon drumsticks

  51. Chicken soup

  52. Love the chicken vegetable soup – so healthy for the winter!

  53. I love a good chicken caesar salad, but the Chicken & Dumplings recipe looks delicious!

  54. I would love to try the Tuscan Chicken in Pesto Wine Sauce – it sounds amazing! Thanks 🙂

  55. I have an Asian Chicken recipe that we’ve made for years and is one of our favourites.

  56. Red Thai curry chicken is a favourite.

  57. 4 stars
    Love a great dish of butter chicken with naan bread

  58. I would like he Jerk chicken

  59. BBQ Beer Can Chicken! Sounds good!

  60. I always make my pizza with roasted chicken.

  61. My all-time favourites are chicken taco salad and chicken quesadillas! I’ll never turn down Mexican-inspired cuisine.

  62. I love my daughter’s butter chicken!

  63. Asian Chicken Wings looks yummy!

  64. I love making wraps with homemade chicken strips

  65. The recipe for the-hickory-dickory-cluck-chicken-sandwich looks yummy !

  66. 5 stars
    Chicken and dumplings is an old family favourite.. my Dad always made the best.. now it’s my turn

  67. Pulled chicken sandwiches are always a winner in my house!

  68. Chicken with rice is my favorite.

  69. Slow Cooker Chipolte Chicken

  70. I love making baked buffalo chicken wings.

  71. like to win

  72. I really enjoy a chicken and veggie stirfry and old fashioned fried chicken is always a favorite.

  73. Yogurt chicken is my favorite, chicken dipped in yogurt, better if it’s greek, and then breadcrumbs and baked. DELICIOUS

  74. I love making homemade chicken fingers baked in the oven.

  75. I love chicken but not being very adventurous in the kitchen, I bake it the old fashioned way.

  76. I am a fan of old fashioned chicken soup, however all of the recipes look amazing.

  77. would love to win

  78. My fav chicken recipe is one I have for chicken enchiladas!

  79. Chicken and Broccoli Divan over Nutty Rice Casserole

  80. 3 stars
    The Asian chicken wings are awesome

  81. I love chicken and am always looking for different ways to cook it.

  82. My favorite is Chicken Burrito Bake. Its soooo delicious and easy to make. Can make ahead and pop in oven later that same day. I cut this recipe in half as there are just 2 of us.

    Oven at 350 degrees

    4 chicken breasts cooked and chopped small or shred. (I like mine chopped)
    4oz. green chillies
    16oz. sour cream
    2 cans cream of chicken soup
    1 small onion
    3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    3/4 cup Monterrey cheese, shredded
    12 med. soft burrito shells
    Mix all ingredients together and spread onto burrito shells. Saving some mixture back for spreading on top after. Along with some extra of the cheeses to sprinkle on top. Or shed more cheese for top. you be the judge if you like lots of cheese. Place filled burrito shells in sprayed lightly baking dish and heat or bake for 25-30 min.

  83. I have read the recipe and the directions. Although I haven’t as of yet made the soup, I recognize the directions as being similar to the way, i would make a big pot of soup. My favourite thing to make during the winter months. This recipe is definitely a *****.

  84. I would like to try the Asian Chicken wings as my next Chicken meal.

  85. I love the Italian Chicken Pie with Fennel recipe. I pinned it to try later!

  86. 5 stars
    I loved the Italian chicken pot pie real comfort food

  87. I have a favorite Chicken Pot Pie recipe that I make at least twice a month.

  88. 4 stars
    Love to make my own chicken soup loaded with veggies. Served with French bread it is an all encompassing meal Periodically I add elbow macaroni.

  89. I love everything chicken, especially since I quit eating beef! I look forward to making this soup recipe-it sounds delicious.

  90. I love my chicken recipe that was given to me by a friend, almost 40 years ago this fall. It is skinless chicken thighs and breasts (bone-in) and covered with sour cream, onion soup mix, dill, lemon juice and cream of mushroom soup and freshly sliced mushrooms. It is awesome.

  91. The chicken recipe I absolutely LOVE is Classic Chicken noodle soup! Not very original, but always, always a popular choice. It is the most comforting meal ever!

  92. honey dijon drumsticks

  93. I want to try the Comforting & Easy Chicken & Dumplings.. I love this dish and this recipe looks great

  94. Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

  95. I love using my slow cooker. The recipe for comforting slow cooker chicken and dumplings looks perfect for this weather.

  96. Chicken wings are my favourite snack food when I am feeling a bit down.
    With so many ways to make them & so many sauces, it is a fast and enjoyable food to eat.
    So many people can enjoy them in such a short time that it is the ideal snack food to eat anytime.
    I can make so many sauce combinations that I never get tired of eating them.

  97. I like the recipe for Italian chicken pie as I would like to make my own meat pies. That way I can avoid preservatives and make it as healthy as I want it to be. I haven’t tried it yet as I just saw it today.

  98. At this time of year nothing beats homemade chicken soup.
    I myself like to make it with rice, but pasta or even potatoes is also delicious.
    A piping hot bowl goes well anytime, very much a comfort food.

  99. I would love to try the honey Dijon drumsticks.

  100. I love making Thai red curry chicken and eating it over jasmine rice!

  101. 4 stars
    Chicken cacciatore is my go to

  102. I really like spicy cashew chicken – I’m making it for supper tonight!

  103. The Comforting & Easy Chicken & Dumplings sounds like a great recipe for a gloomy day in Vancouver!!!

  104. a-taste-of-summer-chicken-sandwich

  105. Asian Chicken Wings sounds and looks delicious,my family is ging to love this !

  106. 4 stars
    I love the Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew!!!! <3

  107. This looks so easy and very yummy! I definitely want to try this:)

  108. Yum! This looks so good! My favourite chicken recipe is one from my childhood – Cilantro chicken!

  109. 5 stars
    Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce & Brown Rice

    I haven’t made it YET..but I am going to and I rated it anyway

  110. Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken

  111. We eat a lot of poultry. but I think my favourite is Hellmann’s Parmesan chicken… easy and so moist.

  112. We like Chicken Avocado and Black Bean Salad!

  113. Best Ever Jerk Chicken, looks like a doable recipe with ingredients I already have.

  114. I love the BBQ Chicken over Apple Maple Baked Beans recipe. I’ll have to try it out!

  115. I love lots of chicken recipes, especially the one for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables:

  116. The Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup for sure a favorite.

  117. I would love to try the Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Wild Rice Soup recipe

  118. Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

  119. I want to try and make the BBQ Chicken Rub. Makes me think of summer.

  120. Sante Fe Chicken Salad

  121. I don’t have a particular recipe that I like but I would love to try making Asian Chicken Wings

  122. Chicken enchiladas are my favourite . This recipe looks awesome . I will definitely have to try it 

  123. The Broccoli, Chicken & Pesto Rotini Salad sounds really good.

  124. the Chicken and Sweet Potatoe Stew looks fantastic. I love sweet potatoes.

  125. I love Asian Chicken Wings

  126. My favorite chicken recipe is just a simple roasted chicken recipe. If you make a bigger amount the leftovers can be added to salads, soups, casseroles, ect. 🙂

  127. I love chicken cordon bleu

  128. My favourite chicken recipe has to be butter chicken.

  129. love the The Hickory Dickory Cluck Chicken Sandwich

  130. 5 stars
    You cant go wrong with drumsticks seasoned with a little salt and peper

  131. How long should it cook in crockpot to get chicken cooked? 
    Low? High? How long?

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