Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Instant Pot)

If you’re craving a bowl of soup that’s super cozy, delicious and feels like a warm hug- this healthy chicken pot pie soup will be your new go-to! Ditch the gluten and heavy cream, while keeping the rich, creamy and thick textures you know and love. This soup is simply a healthier, lightened-up take on a classic that uses wholesome ingredients and leaves you feeling satisfied. Packed with vibrant veggies and juicy chicken, each spoonful is packed with flavor. The best part is that you can cook it all in just 1 pot for an easy weeknight dinner or meal prep. It also only takes about 30 minutes to make! Pair this healthy chicken pot pie soup with your favorite crackers or biscuits.

Why You’ll Love This Soup

It’s cozy and delicious!

This soup is made with wholesome ingredients.

It can easily be made gluten free and dairy free.

This soup is kid-friendly!

It is packed with veggies and protein.

You only need 1 pot to make it!

It can be whipped up in about 30 minutes.

Equipment Needed

All you need to make this healthy chicken pot pie soup is a cutting board, a knife and a pot.

Ingredients Needed

Chicken: I like to use high quality meat whenever I can! My favorite place to get my meat and fish is Butcher Box because they have organic and high-quality options and it gets delivered right to your door! 

Chicken Broth: Chicken broth is the foundation of the soup’s savory flavor! If you are looking to add more protein and nutrients, swap it out with bone broth.

Potatoes: The potatoes help to make this soup creamy!

Carrots: Carrots add some color and nutrients to this healthy chicken pot pie soup.

Celery: Celery adds some color and crunch to this soup!

Garlic: Garlic adds tons of flavor to this dish.

Peas: Traditional chicken pot pies contain peas and this is a great way to honor the classic dish!

Milk: I used almond milk here because I am dairy free. Feel free to use coconut milk or regular milk if you desire.

Salt: My favorite salt is Redmond’s Real Salt because it is high-quality and made with zero fillers. If you use my discount code LESSWITHLAUR you can get 15% off Redmond’s website.

Oil: I used olive oil to coat the pan before cooking!

Herbs: Fresh dill and rosemary add delicious flavor to this healthy chicken pot pie soup!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Chop carrots, celery stalks, onion and garlic. Peel and chop potatoes. Cut chicken breast into cubes.

Step 3: Add vegetables to an oiled instant pot. Add in dill, rosemary, salt and pepper and saute for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.

Step 4: Add in chicken breast and sauté for another 5 minutes.

Step 5: Pour in chicken broth and pressure cook for 12 minutes.

Step 6: Stir in milk. Pair with your favorite crackers, biscuits or bread and enjoy! 

Storage

Store this healthy chicken pot pie soup in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 4-5 days or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Slow Cooker Instructions

Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker except the milk. Option to sauté the vegetables and chicken beforehand for better flavor. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender. Stir in milk!

Stovetop Instructions

Add vegetables to an oiled pot and cook over medium heat. Add in dill, rosemary, salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent. Add in chicken breast and sauté for another 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, bring to a simmer, cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Stir in milk!

Variations

Curry twist: Infuse your soup with curry powder, turmeric and coconut milk for an exotic touch.

Mediterranean vibes: Sun-dried tomatoes, olives and oregano add a delightful Mediterranean flair.

Spicy kick: Go bold with chipotle peppers, sriracha or smoked paprika.

Herbal haven: Fresh thyme, rosemary and tarragon bring a bright and herbaceous touch.

Crispy toppings: Add crumbled bacon, fried shallots or toasted nuts for a delightful crunch.

How to Serve

This healthy chicken pot pie soup is a hearty meal on its own, but feel free to serve it paired with crackers, biscuits, bread, fruit salad or salad! It is also delicious topped with fresh herbs.

Recipe FAQ

Can I make this vegetarian? 

Yes! Feel free to make this soup vegetarian by removing the chicken and swapping the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

What other vegetables could I add to this healthy chicken pot pie soup? 

Try adding broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, kale, mushrooms or corn!

Can I make this soup in my slow cooker?

Yes! I have provided slow cooker instructions above.

Can I make this soup in on the stove?

Yes! I have provided stovetop instructions above.

Is this recipe dairy free?

Yes! This recipe is dairy free if you use dairy free milk.

Can I substitute the chicken for another kind of meat?

I have not tried substituting the chicken for another kind of meat.

Can this soup be made ahead of time?

Yes! Feel free to make this healthy chicken pot pie soup ahead of time and either refrigerate it or freeze it.

What should I serve with this soup?

This healthy chicken pot pie soup goes well with bread, crackers, biscuits, salad or fruit salad!

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these delicious dinner ideas next:

Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad

Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Nourish Bowl

Paleo Beef Stew

Tuna Caesar Salad

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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

If you're craving a bowl of soup that's super cozy, delicious and feels like a warm hug- this healthy chicken pot pie soup will be your new go-to!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Lunch Ideas
Keyword: dinner, lunch, lunch idea, lunch prep, soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 157kcal

Equipment

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife
  • 1 pot

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 package chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cartons chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or coconut milk

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Chop carrots, celery stalks, onion and garlic. Peel and chop potatoes. Cut chicken breast into cubes.
  • Add vegetables to an oiled instant pot. Add in dill, rosemary, salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add in chicken breast and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken broth and pressure cook for 12 minutes.
  • Stir in almond milk. Pair with your favorite crackers, biscuits or bread and enjoy! 

Notes

SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: 
Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker except the milk. Option to sauté the vegetables and chicken beforehand for better flavor. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender. Stir in milk!
STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: 
Add vegetables to an oiled pot and cook over medium heat. Add in dill, rosemary, salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent. Add in chicken breast and sauté for another 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, bring to a simmer, cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Stir in milk!

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5303IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg
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