Instant Pot Hearty Winter Soup

Instant Pot Hearty Winter Soup

Samina Qureshi is the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and owner of Wholesome Start. Her nutrition practice is based in Houston, Texas and she provides virtual nutrition counseling sessions to clients across the country. Schedule your FREE 15-minute nutrition session today!

There's nothing more comforting than a hearty bowl of soup on a cold winter day. I've been craving a hearty soup packed with flavor and nutrition and I finally perfected my recipe! This delicious plant-centered soup features heart healthy pinto beans, Swiss chard, bone broth, and chicken breast for a rich flavor combo that will warm you up all winter long! 


This Hearty Winter Soup is simple but loaded with flavor. If you've read my other recipe posts you know I'm all about minimizing my time in the kitchen. I love working smarter not harder when it comes to meal prep and this Hearty Winter Soup is an easy meal you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes! 

Pro Tip: The star of this vegetable soup is Swiss chard. This green leafy veggie is a nutritional power-house with earthy-flavors that boost this soup with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, iron, and fiber!

Instant Pot Hearty Winter Soup

For an added bonus, you can eat the whole Swiss chard including the stalks which reduces your food waste and enhances the dish with a savory flavor. In addition to this meal being plant-based and full of nutrition, it's a heart healthy dish that has no added salt! That's a plus, when you're trying to manage your blood pressure and/or risk for heart disease. 

This recipe couldn't be any simpler! All you have to do is prep your veggies and chicken breast and add them to your Instant Pot for an instantly delicious meal. See full recipe below! 




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Instant Pot Hearty Winter Soup
The perfect hearty winter soup packed with nutrient rich veggies & loads of flavor!
  • 3 cups Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 bunch, chopped Celery
  • 3 large, chopped Carrots
  • 1/2, chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1 bunch, chopped Swiss Chard
  • 3 cloves, minced Garlic
  • 2, small Red Potatoes
  • 1 can, no salt added Pinto Beans
  • 1lb boneless, skinless, cubed Chicken Breast
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 tsp., ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 lemon Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
Rinse, dry, and chop celery, carrots, onion, Swiss chard, garlic, red potatoesTurn on your Instant Pot and set to SauteAdd butter and saute celery, carrots, and onion until caramelizedAdd in chicken, bone broth, water, and potatoesSet Instant Pot to Soup for 10 minutes and cover with lid and close ventOnce the time is up, release pressure vent and add in Swiss chard and pinto beans. Cook for another 5 minutes with lid off, stir frequentlyEnjoy!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6

Simple, delicious, and nutritious! Let me know how you liked this recipe in the comments below! Be sure to share a picture of how your Hearty Winter Soup turned out on social media and use the hashtag #WholesomeStartRD for a chance to be featured on the Wholesome Start Instagram account! 

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