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Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Soup in a bowl

5 from 8 reviews

This creamy tomato soup is packed full of chicken and veggies for a healthy, comforting, delicious bowl! A large, filling portion is so light… there’s even room to pair with a grilled cheese if you want!

Ingredients

In the instant pot

In the Blender

After all combined

*May sub 66 g reduced-fat (1/3 less fat) cream cheese. It will add an additional 7 grams of fat to the entire pot and reduce carbs by about four. TINY difference in your bowl.. so I wouldn’t worry about it!

Instructions

Instant pot 

  1. Add frozen chicken, zucchini, onion, carrots, garlic, tomato paste, seasonings, and TWO cans of the diced tomatoes to your instant pot.
  2. Set pressure cooker to manual high pressure and cook for 10 minutes, making sure the steam valve is closed. When the timer goes off, I always let mine release naturally for 10-15 minutes but if you’re in a hurry, release the steam valve and open as soon as it lets you.
  3. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon or tongs and shred with two forks or throw in the Kitchen-aid with the basic paddle attachment to shred like I do. If you used tenderloins, it should be very tender and easy to shred.

Blender

  1. Add steamed cauliflower (I just microwave a 12 oz bag of fresh from Trader Joe’s as directed), two more cans of diced tomatoes, basil paste, and greek or low-fat cream cheese to the jar of your blender. Blend ’till smooth. Throw in a pinch of salt and pepper for good measure.

Combine 

  1. Add your shredded chicken back into the instant pot. Pour in the blender mixture. Add the 2 cups of chicken stock, and 3 oz or two huge handfuls of chopped kale. Stir it all together and close the lid and let it sit for at least ten minutes for the kale to wilt. If it’s not wilty enough for you, turn to the sauté setting and let it get really hot for a few minutes.
  2. Enjoy immediately or let it sit on warm until you’re ready to eat! Top each bowl with a little extra shaved parmesan, and some fresh basil.

Add-ons

Notes

Slow Cooker instructions:

  1. Add first set of instant pot ingredients to the crock pot PLUS one cup of the chicken broth. Cook on low for about 4 hours- till the chicken shreds easily. 
  2. Follow original blender step from above.
  3. Remove chicken, shred, and add back to slow cooker. Stir in blended cauliflower mixture, chicken stock, and kale. Cover and let sit until the kale is as wilted as you like.

*Macro-count disclaimer: That sounds so official… but just know, there could always be some variation in our final count depending on if you cook your soup longer or shorter causing more or less moisture evaporation.  But dealing with such lean protein and low calorie items overall… the margin of error is not too dangerous.

 

Nutrition

Keywords: Creamy, Tomato, chicken, soup, zucchini, carrots, onions, kale, cream cheese, parmesan