This instant pot chicken soup has fresh lemon juice added to it just before it finishes cooking. The result is a deliciously soothing lemony chicken soup. The ingredients are simple and few and this instant pot chicken soup comes together in only 30 minutes! The entire soup (including my broth) is made in the Instant Pot which means it cooks faster and doesn’t require you monitoring a pot of soup over the stove for an hour.
Because this soup contains few ingredients and the base is a chicken broth, I’d recommend using real chicken broth – not a stock you buy in liquid concentrate or powder form. The taste and the nutrients are much higher when using real chicken broth and you want a real chicken soup. I make my chicken broth using leftover bones and wings from a whole chicken and cooked it in the instant pot in an hour. My recipe and method for making chicken broth is here. It has an incredible flavor and lets you utilize pieces you’d otherwise throw away!
There is kale in the soup, which is added at the end and wilted down. If you usually don’t like it or can’t stomach kale, having it like this – soft and wilted makes it less bitter and easier to digest.
If you’d like more bulk to the dish, you can add in some noodles to the instant pot chicken soup to make it a more filling meal, but I like it just as is.
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.