Shredded Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Soup



On one of our busy evenings last winter, when my husband was traveling for work, I pulled what I had in the fridge that sounded like it could go together and threw it in my Instant Pot for 5-6 minutes. We then left for all our evening activities and came home to a very delicious meal. By chance, it turned out to be a new winter go-to dish! I now serve it with my garden fresh salad on the side. Like that evening’s dinner, this post is quick…another busy winter!


Shredded Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Soup

Tessa Ludwig
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Rest time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 12 1 cup servings
Calories 368 kcal

Equipment

Instant Pot or pressure cooker

Ingredients
 

Shredded Chicken Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Chicken breast each breast cut in 4 pieces
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Soup Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar I used white sharp aged cheddar
  • 3 small to medium broccoli crowns cut into small pieces or 2 large broccoli crowns

Instructions
 

Shredded Chicken

  • Place the chicken breasts cut into 4 pieces, diced onion, water, and salt and pepper into pressure cooker. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Pressure cook for 10 minutes on the poultry button.
  • Let rest with the lid still sealed in the pressure cooker for 10 minutes
  • Unseal the pressure safely, remove chicken leaving the broth and onions in the pot. Shred the chicken and place it back into the pressure cooker pot.

Soup

  • Add heavy cream, cream cheese, broccoli pieces, and shredded cheddar. Stir until well distributed.
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes on the soup button.
  • Let rest with lid still sealed in the pressure cooker for 5-10 minutes.
  • Unseal the pressure cooker safely and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 7.7gProtein: 31.2gFat: 24.3gSaturated Fat: 15.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 148.3mgSodium: 625.3mgPotassium: 569.7mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2.8g
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