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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Leek Soup Recipe

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Here it is. The soup recipe that you have been waiting for. We're talking about a thick soup that not only is easy to cook, it's so tasty to eat up. Creamy Leek soup recipe can be made on the stove top if you don't have an Instant Pot.

thick leek soup in off white bowl on table

However, this one pot meal is so much faster and easier to make in the instant pot.

Immersion blenders are ideal for blending thick soup recipes into a smooth consistency after its cooked down and at its optimal condition for blending.

Thick Soup Recipes

If you love soup as much as we do, we're pretty sure you are going to adore this soup.

Not only is our Chicken and Leek soup delectably creamy, it's also so exceptionally tasty. When topped with chives and crumbled bacon it pretty much puts this soup off the charts when it comes to rankings.

Bite by bite, this is a soup to savor and enjoy on cool days. It's also great for enjoying a quickly prepared meal on a busy school night.

Really, if you're a soup fan, you could serve this soup up any time of the week or year.

thick chicken and leek cream soup with bacon bits on top in off white bowl

Chicken Leek Soup

One of the things we love most about Chicken and Leek soup are the ingredients. Hello...that's kind of exactly why we made it in the first place, right?

Leeks are full of nutritional benefits like being a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Add that to the protein in chicken, and you have very nutrient rich combination.

And when we're talking about nutrition, we really want to make sure we're touching base and getting servings of all the nutrients we need.

leek onion looking vegetables on a wood plank table

Best Soups for Making at Home

Narrowing down the best soups is a difficult task for a soup lover. Seriously. It is not an easy job.

We are huge soup connoisseurs around All She Cooks, meaning if challenged to we'd be happy to eat, sleep and breathe soup recipes. If it could be done...we'd do it.

Soup graces our kitchen table more days than not during the winter months, which are long up here in Wisconsin.

And since we have those cold months to contend with, it's a good thing we have so many favorite soup recipes.

Although difficult to narrow down the best soups to share as our favorites, here are a few that would make every list of favorites: Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe, Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup, Cauliflower Goat Cheese Soup, Homemade Ham and Potato Soup and we'd be remiss if we didn't include our favorite Game Day Chili recipe.

soup in bowl on table

Soup Ideas for Dinner

The best soups are always a good idea for dinner. We like to make a big pot of soup so we have enough left over to have soup for lunch the next day.

It's also a great idea to heat up soup in the morning and put it into a lunchbox thermos to send for school lunch for the kids!

Talk about a warm and hearty lunch full of great nutrients to keep them going throughout the day!

Easy homemade soup recipes are always a good idea to have on hand.

They make for comfort food dinner and lunches that warm the heart and soul during the cooler months...or all year long if you're a soup junkie like us.

Meal Ideas to Help You Cut Back on Takeout Food

We're like most families. The appeal of takeout is always lingering...tapping on our shoulders and whispering in our ears.

And, while we've moved away from the fast food drive thru, there are still days that have us wanting to call and place an order to our favorite local sit down food establishments.

The search for the best dinner recipes and more importantly healthy recipes is always upon us.

Quick dinner ideas that come from healthy food recipes are a lot easier to come by than one might think.

And each and every time we cook a meal in our instant pot, we are cooking recipes with whole food ingredients that we might not use if we resorted to other quick cooking ideas.

Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Leek Soup Recipe

leek soup in bowl

You will love this Creamy Chicken Leek Soup recipe that is made in the Instant Pot. You can serve it chunky or use an immersion blender.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Instructions

  1. Mix pepper and salt together.
  2. In sauté mode, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and grease, leaving about 1 tbsp. of grease in pot.
  3. Season chicken breast with pepper and salt.
  4. Brown chicken in bacon grease on both sides. Remove, set aside to cool.
  5. Add celery, onions and leek. Still in sauté mode, cook onions until translucent.
  6. Add ½ cup broth. Deglaze. Cover and set to cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cut chicken into finely chopped pieces.
  8. Quick release after cooking process. Add chicken to pot, heavy cream and the rest of the broth. Stir.
  9. Cover and set to cook again on high pressure for 5 minutes. Natural release after cooking process.
  10. Use immersion blender to create a smoother soup consistency, or enjoy chunky.
  11. Serve with crumbled bacon

Notes

FAQs

  • Can my dog have Creamy Chicken Leek Soup? If you want to give your dog soup, it would be better to give him a recipe more suitable for his diet. For example, this Creamy Chicken Leek Soup recipe has dangerous ingredients for your dog such as onion and leek. Also, if he's lactose intolerant, heavy whipping cream can affect your dog. And believe it or not, bacon is not good for your dog either, due to the high levels of sodium and fat it contains, it can hurt your pet's delicate system.
  • Can my cat have Creamy Chicken Leek Soup? There are other recipes that can be used to give your cat a delicious soup, but this is not the one. The health of your cat could be affected if he consumes the onion or the leek that this soup brings. Like dogs, your cat can also be affected by heavy whipping cream. As with bacon, the high levels of salt and fat are not ideal for a healthy diet for your cat.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 762Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 217mgSodium 2663mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 5gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 67g

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Author

  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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