Nothing beats a hearty bowl of homemade chicken soup with bacon. This recipe utilizes the Instant Pot for all day flavor in less than an hour!
It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessed with my Instant Pot. It’s been one of the most versatile items in my kitchen arsenal. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I made my first batch of homemade yogurt in it this week. It was seriously amazing!
I have so many Instant Pot recipes to share, but I’ve been making things faster than I can get them written up.
It’s a good problem to have, I suppose!
This soup is one that I made a while back. I saw it in an issue of Cooking Light billed as a slow cooker recipe, and thought it would be fun to Instant Pot-ify it.
That’s totally a real term, right? No? I’m going to roll with it anyway.
Getting this soup on the table in under an hour instead of over 4 sounded like an awesome idea, too.
Plus, in my version, you can do it all in one vessel – no need to dirty a skillet and a slow cooker. I also used already boneless, skinless thighs for this recipe to save even more fuss.
The meat was so tender that I was able to shred it right in the insert – no need to remove it and cut it up or remove any bones.
A quick note about leeks: they’re dirty. You need to make sure you clean them well before cooking with them, or you’ll end up with grit in your food.
My favorite method is to use the my salad spinner, which, it turns out, I use mostly for cleaning leeks!
This soup turned out so wonderfully! It was hearty yet light, and had just enough bacon to make it feel a little indulgent.
It was a big hit with my whole family.
You may need a little extra salt and pepper at the end – go with your instincts here. My husband tends to like things a little more seasoned than I do, but it’s always easier to add a little more than take it down a notch.
One word of warning – the potatoes will be
like molten hot lava pretty hot when you go to serve this soup.
The roof of your mouth will thank you for proceeding with caution before diving into your bowl.
Looking for more Instant Pot comfort food? My Instant Pot Herbed Pot Roast is fan-freakin-tastic! And my Instant Pot “Baked” Beans make a great side dish! And if you’re looking for a tasty appetizer, my Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Ranch Dip are a great choice.
What are your favorite types of soup? Do you think they’d be a good fit for an Instant Pot conversion? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!
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