Creamy Chicken Soup

Here’s a super easy, delicious and highly customizable Creamy Chicken Soup recipe for your Instant Pot that you can make with whatever you have in your pantry, freezer, or fridge. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner for those nights when you need something quick and easy.

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What Makes This Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe Your New Favorite Weeknight Dinner Option

I’ve been making this Creamy Chicken Soup in my pressure cooker since my kids were little. I also call it my “Whatever you have in the freezer” soup. Or my “I can’t be bothered soup”. Or, “How can this taste so good each time?” soup. No matter what you decide to call it, one thing is certain: it’s crazy good.

I make this Creamy Chicken Soup differently each time (and I’m going to list some variations in how I’ve made this). What’s the one thing all the variations have in common? Delicious. Actually two things in common, maybe four.

Delicious, easy, creamy, and cheap because you can use whatever you have lying around without having to make a special trip to the store for ingredients.

The only things you need are chicken, some kind of frozen vegetables, some kind of seasoning, and either evaporated milk, or half and half, or cream to add to it. This Creamy Chicken Soup is the perfect recipe for those nights where you just want a quick and delicious meal without having to think or work too hard for it.

And since this recipe is so open-ended, you could easily get away with making it on a weekly basis without your family getting tired of it. Just mix it up with the ingredients and presto, you have a refreshingly new tasting soup with minimal effort! Now let’s get to cooking…

How Do You Make Creamy Chicken Soup From Scratch?

  1. Add ingredients. Place all ingredients except for the evaporated milk into the inner liner of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  2. Cook. Cook for 2 minutes on high pressure and release pressure immediately, being careful to do this in short bursts so as to not get soup all over your kitchen (not that I’ve ever done that before ?).
  3. Serve. Add in the evaporated milk, stir, and serve.

Creamy Chicken Soup Variations

Think of this Creamy Chicken Soup recipe as a “base soup” recipe that you can customize to your heart’s content and give it your own flair. Here are some other ways I make this soup.

  1. Choose Chicken + corn + black beans + taco seasoning + evaporated milk
  2. Chicken + Italian seasoning + swiss chard + cream
  3. Chicken + Rotel + Gumbo vegetables + half and half

So see? You could use WHATEVER you have lying around and have a pretty great Creamy Chicken Soup in just a few minutes. I’d love to hear your variations on this soup once you’ve tried it. Make sure to let me know what delicious variations you come up with in the comments!

Tips And Tricks For Making This Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe

  • You can also make this with leftover cooked chicken. In that case, reduce cook time to 1 minute at high pressure.
  • If you prefer, you can use chicken thighs, chicken breasts, etc. as long as the meat is diced into small pieces so it cooks in the same amount of time as the vegetables.
  • If you want to use fresh vegetables in this Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe, you will have to substitute cooked chicken, and reduce time to 1 minute at high pressure.
  • Cooked chicken + fresh vegetables = 1 minute high pressure.
  • Raw, diced chicken + frozen vegetables = 2 minutes high pressure.
  • I sometimes mash up the chicken with the back of a wooden spoon to break up the chicken into shreds, but this is of course entirely optional. Also, fiddly.

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So if you’re scrambling for something good to make for dinner tonight and really don’t feel like making a trip to the grocery store, make this delicious and effortless Creamy Chicken Soup! Make sure to share this recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it as well!

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Creamy Chicken Soup

Here’s a super easy, delicious and highly customizable Creamy Chicken Soup recipe for your pressure cooker or instant pot that you can make with whatever you have in your pantry, freezer, or fridge.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Soups

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Creamy Chicken Soup, Easy Chicken Soup, Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Servings: 4

Calories: 334kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except for the evaporated milk into the inner liner of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on high pressure and release pressure immediately, being careful to do this in short bursts so as to not get soup all over your kitchen (not that I’ve ever done that before 😅).

  • Add in the evaporated milk, stir, and serve.

  • I sometimes mash up the chicken with the back of a wooden spoon to break up the chicken into shreds, but this is of course entirely optional. Also, fiddly.

Creamy Chicken Soup Variations

Think of this Creamy Chicken Soup recipe as a “base soup” recipe that you can customize to your heart’s content and give it your own flair. Here are some other ways I make this soup.

  1. Chicken + corn + black beans + taco seasoning + evaporated milk
  2. Chicken + Italian seasoning + swiss chard + cream
  3. Chicken + Rotel + Gumbo vegetables + half and half

Tips And Tricks For Making Creamy Chicken Soup

  • You can also make this with leftover cooked chicken. In that case, reduce cook time to 1 minute at high pressure.
  • You can use chicken thighs, chicken breasts, etc. as long as the meat is diced into small pieces so it cooks in the same amount of time as the vegetables.
  • If you want to use fresh vegetables, you will have to substitute cooked chicken, and reduce time to 1 minute at high pressure.
  • Cooked chicken + fresh vegetables = 1 minute high pressure.
  • Raw, diced chicken + frozen vegetables = 2 minutes high pressure.

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Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

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This post was originally published on Sept 13, 2017, at 7:40 AM.

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