I throw this soup together so often when we're feeling under the weather or I feel any ulcerative colitis symptoms creeping up. The bone broth is healing to the gut and anti-inflammatory. It's a great way to get protein and vegetables into the kids and my diet. I've made it quite a few times on a whim on social media and always have requests for the written recipe. I've included a version of it in my newest book (out in August!). Plus, I wanted to give you a version of the Whole30 Instant Pot chicken soup recipe today too. I'll have make it ahead, freezer, and slow cooker tips for it in the book too so stay tuned!
Tuesdays with Danielle – Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Soup Recipe
I recently made it during my weekly Facebook Live – Tuesdays with Danielle, so you can watch me make it and I will likely answer any questions you have during the video as well! Scroll down to watch the video and find the recipe.
I'm frequently asked how to get homemade bone broth to gel more. Typically the reason it doesn't gel is because there are not enough bones in the pot and too much water is used. If you end up with a batch that isn't quite as thick and nutrient dense as you would like, you can remedy that by just adding a few tablespoons of grass-fed powdered gelatin! Homemade bone broth is already so calming for the gut and replenishes minerals and nutrients, and a few tablespoons of grass-fed gelatin just amps up the nutrition value that much more. I love Vital Proteins brand because it doesn't have a smell or taste to it and I find it to be the most consistent.
I hope you enjoy this Whole30 Instant Pot chicken soup recipe!
Watch the Video!
I partnered with Vital Proteins to bring you this post, but as always, opinions are my own and I only partner with brands that I organically use and trust!
Do you have to use gelatin? Is there something else I can use instead of that?
I have the same question.
No, it can be left out completely.
Hi, Danielle. Thanks for these recipes! For the IP Chicken and Vegetable Soup, I wondered if I can just use regular gelatin, instead of the beef gelatin?
Grass-fed beef gelatin has more health benefits, but you can use whatever kind you’d like.
Danielle says in the video that after adding the veggies, set the IP to cook for 5 minutes, but the printed instructions say 2 minutes. Which is correct? Just don’t want over or under cooked veggies. Thanks!
I went with 2 minutes (minus the butternut squash), then added spiralized zucchini for an additional 1 minute. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0fab0d038311252166760b454dd51541a00a3cea6e7c2c68b86fed485d15069.jpg
Thanks, Danielle! I am pretty much cooking straight up Against all the Grain recipes these days and my husband and I are loving everything! Thank you, also, for sharing some of your life with us. LOVE seeing your littles and how life is happening all around you as you try recipes and even videotape. Life ISN’T perfect, no matter what our social media feeds may say! Hugs!
Thanks for the support! <3
This soup is AMAZING! So flavorful. And, if you don’t have an instant pot yet – don’t wait, they are the best!
– Kelly in Denver
What is the cooking time if you want to make this in a standard crock pot? And don’t have a pressure cooker? Thanks!
low on 6 hours should work!
I was scrolling comments for just that question, Thank you. I love soup anytime fo the day.
What if your chicken is already cooked? I made the whole chicken in the Instapot yesterday and have broth. Do I just follow the 2nd half instructions? Cook veggies and chicken/broth together?
Hey Danielle! I just made the soup and it was really good. The only thing I noticed was the 1 tablespoon of turmeric. Was it meant to be 1 teaspoon? The turmeric just really over powered the soup and I just wanted to check to make sure it wasn’t a mistake 🙂 Thank you for all that you do!
same! i should’ve put 1tsp. it was still good!
I loved it with the Tablespoon, but not everyone handles it the same. ! tsp should be fine, as well.
Karen Schneider Johnson
Hi Danielle. I’m wanting to make a really quick batch of this soup since the flu is running rampant here & I’d like some on hand. I’m running low on homemade broth, and was wondering if you have ever tried Epic brand bone broth as a replacement? I am curious about how healing it actually is.
Thanks for all your yummy recipes!
I have not tried that brand!
hey Danielle, I just got one of these I guess you could call them smart pressure cookers, it’s not an instapot but essentially the same device. This is the first big meal I’ve done in it. I used breasts and thighs, I added baby bella mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and 1/4tsp red pepper flakes to mine as well. I got lucky at the store, they had chicken bone broth (organic) so I got a couple of those too. Fabulous walk-through btw, this soup is so amazing and full of good stuff. We have colds so this is just what the doc ordered! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf861259dcc1b4f8c6a0f14297c913262d5f3295b8bf6f097f4351bd42f1ec53.jpg
Hi there. I was wondering what the recommended cooking time would be if the chicken you have is already cooked? Thank you.
You should be able to skip the first cooking time and just throw it all in together for 10 minutes.
YUM! That was so so so good! My favorite soup recipe of yours is the Roasted Vegetable & Chicken and I thought no soup would ever be able to beat it, but this soup definitely is in the running! So good. I am not paleo/grain-free (but try to eat that way) and thought I might miss rice or pasta – and I didn’t at all. If you have an Instant Pot, make this for dinner ASAP! 😉
So happy you enjoyed it!
I made this soup last night and could not get enough of it! So delicious!..I did make a couple subs. I used collagen powder instead of gelatin. I also did not have butternut squash, but I had a bowl of chopped cabbage and kale waiting to be used, so I threw them in. YUM!
I just purchased the Instant Pot and want to know when you say to use the manual setting are you referring to the pressure cook button? My insta pot does not say manual- i have soup/broth, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, saute, delay start, cancel, yogurt and pressure cook and of course pressure level keep warm
Yes if your Instant Pot does not have a manual button just click the pressure cook button and adjust the time
Hi Danielle! Love your recipes and all of your great information. I was wondering your thoughts on the bone broth powder that Vital Proteins make. I am trying to get myself back on the Autoimmune protocol to heal myself but am looking for any easy tips to help due to work and kids sports! I am interested in buying the collagen for an added boost but wonder if its worth adding the bone broth to store bought organic broth. Just curious…Thanks!
I like to make my own broth when I can, but I do like the added benefits of adding Vital Proteins if my broth doesn’t gel. I think if you are short on time and energy adding the bone broth powder is a good option to make sure you are getting the gut healing benefits!
Delicious! First time using my Instant Pot.
Glad you enjoyed!
My husband made this for our Dinner on Monday night – SO YUMMY! Allergies are bad right now and this is such a feel-good soup – perfect for us right now. Eating my left-overs for lunch with some added spinach. Still loving it!
so happy you liked it!
This chicken soup recipe is so, so good. I did not have butternut squash so I used sweet potatoes. Yum!
I’ve made your similar recipe from Eat What You Love and it’s my favorite! I have a TON of chicken drumsticks from my ButcherBox order. Could I use those chicken drumsticks in this recipe and then remove meat from bone once cooked?
I have made this soup from “Eat what you Love” multiple times. My husband and I both love the soup! I’ll add butternut squash from now on!
Yum! I’m so glad you’re both loving it!
I made this tonight (without the gelatin as I did not have any on hand and reduced the turmeric to 1 tsp) and oh my goodness – this has officially become our new favourite soup. The flavour was exceptional. I am currently on AIP and my husband is under the weather, and it just hit the spot. Thank you for such a delicious recipe!
You’re so welcome!!
I made this soup. So delish. I think my other half and I ate it for days, I would even some days have it for breakfast it was so good. Defiantly making it again.
Yummy!! This is so good and comforting! I’m trying to get extra nutrients while flaring and breastfeeding my baby boy, and this just “hits the spot” when nothing else sounds good. Thank you!
I love this soup so much. It tastes good and feels healing to eat. It’s my go-to for when we feel under the weather and to bring to friends.
Danielle, I have been making this soup for the past 2 years and I have to tell you it is absolutely delicious!!! Thank you so much for Sharing this Recipe.
I just successfully PRESSURE CANNED this soup. It’s a game changer for me, as I am AIP. Had to add veggies (carrots, celery and squash) directly to the jar raw , with cooked chicken and seasoned broth. I made pints and quarts! It’s nice to have portable and shelf stable compliant foods for healing!
Your soup recipe looks really good. You make the soup very similarly to mine except for the gelatin but I will be making it with this in the future. Thanks!
Thank you for this great recipe! It was a hit with the whole family and so easy to make.
How would you modify the IP time for chicken thighs with bones and skin?
You can use the same time. Enjoy!
How do you make this in a regular pot, since I don’t have an instant pot or pressure cooker.
WOW!!! 🤩 this was INCREDIBLE!!! The flavors were AMAZING!!!
My family is feeling a bit under the weather today so I made this soup. I’ve been eyeing it for a while- especially after reading about it in Danielle’s book. Wow!!!! It was sooooo yummy!!! I modified a bit because my body tends to like veggies more than meats. I cooked a whole chicken in my IP, shredded the meat and reserved about 2 C of the meat for this soup. I made broth from the carcass. I added a leek and kale to the soup and decreased the turmeric to 1.5 tsp. This was delicious and my sick son gobbled it up!!!!! Thank you for such a delicious recipe!
Can this be made for one or maybe two people instead of six servings?
Hi Rhonda! Yes – you can adjust this recipe and make it for a smaller group if you need to! Although, I have to say – the leftovers freeze well and it’s a great recipe to always have on hand for a quick meal. Happy cooking!
This recipe was delicious! I used what I had on hand (some Sofrito as a base, chicken bouillon, and I used some chicken drumsticks and breast). I love the spices and the addition of fresh lemon juice. Also the timing of cooking was precise and my veggies turned out perfectly (I used cabbage and 1 potato, carrots). I will be repeating! Thanks! 🙂
You’re so welcome and thank you for sharing your modifications! It sounds delicious!
This soup is so good! I was listening to your audio book and decided to check it this recipe was on your blog. I have been eating super boring chicken and rice soup for the past month to try and settle down a flare up. I am so excited not only about the flavor but hopefully since it tastes so much better I can stopping giving in every three or four days to processed convenience foods with gluten and dairy!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!