Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

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Chicken pot pie soup is comfort food at its finest, and this healthy version is super cozy and delicious. It’s also made with wholesome, nutritious ingredients, minus any of the gluten or grains! You can easily make this in your Instant Pot or slow cooker too.

chicken pot pie soup served with biscuits

I’m often inspired to re-create my favorite childhood meals to be paleo/gluten-free friendly, and chicken pot pie was definitely a very FAVORITE of mine growing up! I used to eat those pre-made chicken pot pie’s that you could find in the freezer section and microwave in just minutes. Making chicken pot pie from scratch and also making it paleo-friendly would definitely take some time and effort, so I decided to re-create this dish into a super easy soup that tastes identical to the pot pie filling you remember.

How Do You Make Chicken Pot Pie Soup?

One of the best things about this chicken pot pie soup is that it can be made in either an Instant Pot, which is my current favorite kitchen gadget, or in a slow cooker. See recipe card, below, for additional slow cooker instructions.

Start by combining the chicken with the onion, carrots, chicken broth and coconut milk into your Instant Pot. When the soup is finished cooking, shred the chicken with two forks. Mix arrowroot/tapioca with chicken broth and stir this into the soup to thicken the soup up. If you’d like the soup to be even thicker, simply mix a small amount of the broth from the soup with more arrowroot flour/tapioca starch, using 1 teaspoon at a time. Turn the Instant Pot back on and select the “Sauté” mode. Add the peas & thyme, then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer the soup just until the peas are cooked. Top the soup with the chopped parsley and serve with the drop biscuits. Dinner perfection! 

chicken pot pie soup in a blue bowl with a spoon

What To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This soup is delicious on it’s own, or you can serve it with my drop biscuits, or my nut-free drop biscuits. You could also serve this with a fresh green salad for a lightened up meal. 

chicken pot pie topped with biscuits

I know you all will love this recipe just as much as I did! It turned out so rich and creamy. It’s packed full of tender chicken and vegetables and it’s easy to make. Definitely the perfect comfort food for the winter season.

More Delicious Chicken Recipes:

Balsamic Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki (Plus Slow Cooker Directions!)

Barbecue Chicken in the Instant Pot (paleo/refined sugar-free)

I hope you enjoy this chicken pot pie recipe as much as I did! If you give this recipe a try, be sure to comment below and let me know how it turned out for you. Also, I would love to see your creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @livinglovingpaleo!

 

 

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22 Responses

  1. Melinda
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    Hi, how long do you cook it on Soup mode in an Instantpot?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      20 minutes on manual is perfect 🙂

  2. Joanna
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    Hi, For the Instantpot directions, do you add the thyme at the beginning or at the end?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Adding them in with the peas is perfect!

  3. Claudia
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    This was the first recipe to try in Instant Pot. OMG… so yummy and easy. Thank you, Kristen for all your tips, tricks, and recipes. You are making this new health journey so much easier for me. I wish I could give you a hug!!!!

  4. Bree
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    Just made this. Sooo yummy. I couldn’t find tapioca flour or arrowroot but it’s fine without it. I did add garlic powder and a lil oregano. Soo good!

  5. Steph
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    Made this for lunch today for my kiddos and me!!! Was so easy to make and was loved by all!

  6. Kristi Goldsberry
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    I am loving this recipe except I can’t get the arrowroot powder to not become gloopy in the soup and now I don’t want to make it again but it was so good!!!! Do you have more tips on using arrowroot for thickening?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Hi! Do you mean that it clumps up? As long as you turn it into a slurry first & you stir it as you’re pouring it should be fine 🙂

  7. Lindsay Harsoulas
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    This was really good but my chicken burnt at the bottom and there was no liquid left. Not sure what I did wrong. But still was delicious!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Oh how strange! This has 3 cups of liquid + all of the liquid that the veggies/chicken will produce, so I’m not sure how it could have burned/completely evaporated. Maybe the lid wasn’t secure?

  8. JoAnn
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    Option to sub coconut milk. Hate the flavour of coconut milk in all paleo recipes except curry

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Heavy cream or cashew cream works!

  9. Anne
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    Do you think I could add some diced potatoes to this? I’m not a huge fan of cooked carrots and wondered if it would work this way!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Totally! I’ve heard from other readers that it works perfectly!

  10. Maria Russell
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    love this soup!!!! super easy and so yummy – I didn’t have peas so I used zucchini’s. I made in my insta pot

  11. Kelley
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    What’s the serving size?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      This serves 4-6.

  12. Eibleis Melendez
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    Hi! If I was to use left over rotisserie chicken would I just add it at the end and reduce the time?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      That’s exactly right! You’ll only need to cook it on high pressure for 3-4 minutes, as this will be plenty of time to cook the carrots. Enjoy!

  13. Rachel
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    I’m feeding 10 people (from 5 to 78) right now as we are in quarantine. I quadrupled this recipe. I added celery seed as I love it in chicken pot pie. I also used the frozen carrot and pea mix, which made this so easy. I’m so happy that peas are jow whole30 approved. Everyone LOVED this soup. It was delicious. Thanks for a winner winner chicken dinner!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      You are such an angel for taking care of so many, especially during these times. So happy that you all loved this, Rachel!

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