I love making soup, especially chicken soup. And while I don’t need noodles or rice in my chicken soup to enjoy it, my kids and husband think that’s what makes it a meal. I used to spend 3+ hours on the stove, making a huge pot of chicken soup from scratch – but since I bought the Instant Pot, I cut that down to 30 minutes and the soup is just as delicious.
The recipe I used was my recipe Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot, inspired by the Chicken Soup recipe from Everyday Instant Pot: 115 Delicious, Family Friendly Pressure Cooker Recipes by Mama Under Pressure as a guide. I add Stelline (star) pasta (it’s also called Pastina). Don’t have an instant pot? Get one! Buy from Amazon.
Two 32 ounce containers of Chicken Broth (you can increase this if you need to)
Organic baby carrots
2-4 garlic cloves
Salt and black pepper to taste
Olive Oil to taste
1 package Stelline Pasta (or Pastina) – if you can’t find that, any small pasta like Orzo should work.
Cut up carrots, celery and onion.
Turn on Instant Pot and select the saute setting. Add olive oil and let the Instant Pot heat up with the lid off.
Add carrots, celery, and onion to Instant Pot and let it soften as it cooks.
Once it’s softer (around 5 minutes or so), add in all other ingredients, press the soup function and put it on for 7 minutes, high pressure.
Make sure to leave at least 3 inches of space between the liquid and the top of the Instant Pot (otherwise you’ll have a big old mess).
The valve should be set on sealing. Close the lid.
When the Instant Pot is done, use the quick release method to release the pressure (ie. turn the dial to let the steam out). Be careful, you could burn yourself!
Add Stelline or Pastina – if you don’t have that, any small pasta will do. Close Instant Pot lid and put it on high pressure for 1 minute. Set on sealing and let it release naturally for 10- 15 minutes. Soup will still be hot, so be careful opening the lid!
You may have to thin out the soup over the next few days by adding some more broth or water when you heat it up.
If you need my chicken soup recipe for the Instant Pot, click on the picture below.
Or watch my instructional video.
If you want to make chicken soup from scratch on the stove, check out the picture below for my father’s recipe (handed down from his late mother).
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