Chicken pie was one of my favorite meals when I was a kid. I preferred mine with mashed potatoes and extra gravy. Super healthy, right!
This past week has been cold and rainy and what I really wanted was a nice creamy bowl of soup to warm me up. This Paleo/Whole30 recipe has all the flavors of the chicken pie filling, but much healthier that those chicken pie’s I grew up eating. This soup is very creamy and comforting. I like adding a spoonful of mashed potatoes. Feel free to stir it into the soup to make it even creamier.
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pie Soup
3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 zucchinis, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 t dried thyme
½ t salt
1 t black pepper
4 C chicken stock
1/2 C chopped flat leaf parsley
4 T tapioca starch
½ C water
½ C coconut milk, cashew milk, or almond milk
In your Instant Pot, using the sauté function, add olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté for about 8 minutes until vegetables become tender.
Add zucchini, bay leaves, and chicken and stir to combine.
Add chicken stock and stir.
Turn the Instant Pot off.
Place the lid on and lock the lid in place. Make sure the vent is closed.
Now choose the manual mode, high pressure on the Instant Pot and change time to 15 minutes.
Once the time is up, use the quick release to release pressure.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine tapioca starch, water, and milk. Stir to combine, then add mixture to soup. Stir to combine. If you prefer your soup creamier and thicker, add an extra 2 T tapioca starch and additional ½ C of your preferred milk (coconut, almond or cashew all work great).
Remove bay leaves.
Add chopped parsley and stir.
Taste the soup and add any extra salt or pepper to your liking.
I like serving my soup with a spoonful of mashed potatoes.
6 yukon gold potatoes, peeled if you prefer and cut in half or quarters
Water for boiling
½ C ghee
Olive Oil or vegetable stock (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sauce pan add potatoes.
Cover potatoes with water and add 1 t salt.
Place pan on stove and cook over high heat until boiling.
Reduce heat to simmer and cook 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
Add ghee to potatoes and mash.
If your potatoes are not creamy enough, you can add vegetable stock, more ghee, or olive oil.
Whole30, Paleo, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto, Instapot