Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup

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Looking for a cozy and comforting meal? Try my Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup, packed with tender chicken, mushrooms, onions, and a creamy, flavorful broth. This easy-to-make soup is perfect for chilly days and will become a new family favorite. Try it today!

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Here are three reasons to love Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup:

  1. Easy and quick to make: With the Instant Pot, you can have a delicious and hearty soup ready in no time. The pressure cooker helps to cook the chicken and onions perfectly while infusing the flavors.
  2. Comforting and flavorful: The creamy broth, the tender chicken, and the caramelized onions all come together to create a rich and comforting soup that is perfect for chilly days.
  3. Versatile and customizable: You can easily adjust this recipe to suit your taste by adding different vegetables or cheese. Plus, you can freeze the leftovers for an easy meal later on.

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What ingredients do I need to make Creamy French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot?

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Soup:

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  • Low sodium chicken stock
  • French onion soup mix
  • Chopped garlic
  • Chicken breasts
  • Mushrooms
  • Cream cheese
  • Spring onion

Be sure to check out the full ingredient list and printable recipe in the recipe card below.

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How do I make Creamy French Onion Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot?

Here’s how to make Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Soup:

Step 1: Turn on the Instant pot and select the Sauté button.

Step 2: Add 1 ½ cups of low-sodium chicken stock. Stir in French onion soup mix (stir properly so that there are no lumps), mix, and add garlic.

Step 3: Add chicken breasts to the stock. Next, evenly top with diced mushrooms and place the block of cream cheese in the middle, do not stir as it will melt while cooking.

Step 4: CANCEL the SAUTE button. Select the PRESSURE COOK button on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes. (Make sure the valve is in the SEALING position).

Step 5: Once the pressure-cooking cycle is over. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes then quick release pressure by manually moving the valve from SEALING to VENTING position.

Step 6: Select the CANCEL button and take the lid off carefully.

Step 7: Remove the chicken pieces, shred them and set aside.

Step 8: Select SAUTE button, whisk the soup with the help of a spatula, and let the soup simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9: Return the shredded chicken back to the soup, along with finely diced spring onions, and stir through.

Step 10: Select the CANCEL button, serve & enjoy!!

Make this Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup, then check out my One Pot Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Vegan Spring Minestrone Soup, and Slow Cooker Bacon and Bean Soup and more of my healthy soup recipes.  

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TIPS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read on for tips substitution ideas, and to store this soup.

Are spring onions and green onions the same thing?

Spring onions and green onions are similar but not exactly the same.

Spring onions are young onions that are harvested before the bulb has fully formed. They have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked.

Green onions, also known as scallions, are a type of onion that has a small white bulb and long green stalks. They have a mild, slightly sweet flavor and are often used raw in salads or as a garnish, or cooked in stir-fries, soups, and other dishes.

So while they are both onions with green stems, spring onions are harvested earlier and have a slightly different flavor and texture than green onions.

Can I use green onions instead of spring onions?

You can use green onions (aka scallions), however the soup will have a slightly different flavor because green onions have a slightly different flavor and texture than spring onions.

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What do I serve with this soup?

Here are some ideas for what to serve with Creamy French Onion Chicken Soup:

  1. Crusty bread: Serve slices of crusty bread or baguette on the side for dipping into the soup.
  2. Salad: Pair the soup with a light salad, such as a mixed greens salad with a simple vinaigrette or a Caesar salad.
  3. Roasted vegetables: Serve the soup with a side of roasted vegetables, such as roasted carrots or easy air fryer broccoli.
  4. Cheese and charcuterie board: Create a cheese and charcuterie board with a variety of cheeses, cured meats, crackers, and fruit to complement the flavors of the soup.
  5. Grilled cheese sandwich: Make a classic grilled cheese sandwich and serve it on the side for a comforting and delicious meal.
  6. Garlic bread: Serve garlic bread alongside the soup for a flavorful and comforting meal.

These are just a few ideas, but feel free to get creative and pair the soup with your favorite sides or accompaniments!

How do I store this soup?

To store Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Soup, follow these steps:

  1. Let the soup cool down to room temperature.
  2. Ladle the soup into an airtight container or multiple containers if you have a large batch.
  3. Seal the container(s) tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  4. To reheat, transfer the soup to a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Note: Do not store the soup at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as this can cause bacterial growth and spoilage.

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Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup Recipe

Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes



Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Turn on the Instant pot and select the Sauté button.
  2. Add 1 ½ cups of low-sodium chicken stock. Stir in French onion soup mix (stir properly so that there are no lumps), mix, and add garlic.
  3. Add chicken breasts to the stock. Next, evenly top with diced mushrooms and place the block of cream cheese in the middle, do not stir as it will melt while cooking.
  4. CANCEL the SAUTE button. Select the PRESSURE COOK button on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes. (Make sure the valve is in the SEALING position).
  5. Once the pressure-cooking cycle is over. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes then quick release pressure by manually moving the valve from SEALING to VENTING position.
  6. Select the CANCEL button and take the lid off carefully.
  7. Remove the chicken pieces, shred them and set aside.
  8. Select SAUTE button, whisk the soup with the help of a spatula, and let the soup simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Return the shredded chicken back to the soup, along with finely diced spring onions, and stir through.
  10. Select the CANCEL button.
  11. Serve hot with crusty bread, a bowl of pasta, or mashed potatoes.

Notes

  • You can store this Creamy Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Soup in an air-tight container for 3 days in the refrigerator or around 3 months in the freezer.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 bowl
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 780mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

    The provided nutrition information is an estimate and it does not take brands into account. I use an automatic API to calculate this information.

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