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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Light, flavorful and super easy to put together, this Instant Pot chicken soup recipe might become your next favorite. Go check it out!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 551kcal
Author: Enozia Zehra Vakil


Ingredients for the onion paste

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper (whole)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ cup Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1-2 pcs Green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste

Ingredients for the soup

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 200-250 gms Chicken
  • 1 cup Prepared onion paste
  • 2.5 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 bunch Coriander leaves


  • Turn on the Instant Pot and set to Saute mode. Once it's heated, add in oil.
  • Once the oil starts to heat up, add in the cumin seeds, black pepper, and mustard seeds.
  • Add in the chopped onions followed by the green chilies. Let it cook until the onions turn translucent.
  • Next add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Transfer the mixture into a blender and blend it to a smooth paste. Make sure the mixture has cooled down a bit before you blend it into a paste.
  • In the same pot, add oil and let it heat up.
  • Next, add the chicken and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the onion paste next and salt and mix well.
  • Add water and let it come to a quick boil.
  • Add the coriander leaves next.
  • Put on the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual Pressure Cook mode for 20 minutes, making sure that the valve is in the sealing position.
  • Let the pressure release naturally before removing the lid. Give it a good stir.
  • Serve hot after sprinkling some crushed black pepper.


The timing for cooking can vary from instant pot to instant pot. Please take that into consideration while making the recipe.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.8g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 34.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 4876mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 5.2g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 5mg