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Instant Pot Winter Warmth Soup Freezer Meal

Warm your bones, belly, and soul with this light, healthy Instant Pot Winter Warmth Soup Freezer Meal. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, instant pot, pressure cooker, slow cooker
Keyword: Instant Pot Winter Warmth Soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 celery ribs diced
  • 1/2 large onion pureed
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1- 15 oz (480 mL) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 12 oz (375 g) bag diced or sliced carrots, frozen
  • 4 oz. (125 mL) frozen boxed spinach, partially thawed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 32 oz. (1 L) chicken broth
  • 1 Grill Mates Tomato Garlic & Basil Packet 1.06 oz.

Instructions

  • Dice celery. Puree or dice onion. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks.

MAKE IT NOW

  • INSTANT POT: Place celery, onion, chicken, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, garlic, chicken broth and tomato-basil seasoning packet into instant pot or pressure cooker. Stir gently until combined. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 20 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.
  • SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until chicken is tender.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL

  • Place celery, onion, chicken, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, garlic, chicken broth and tomato-basil seasoning packet in a labeled gallon size (4 L) freezer bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible, and freeze.

THAW AND COOK

  • Place bag in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours to thaw or "Quick thaw" by running under water until meal can be broken apart. 
  • INSTANT POT: Transfer contents into instant pot or pressure cooker. Seal pressure cooker. Cook on manual (High) for 20 minutes. Let it naturally release, about 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.
  • SLOW COOKER: To make in slow cooker instead of instant pot cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, until chicken is tender.

Notes

*If you can't find the grillmate packet at your local grocery- use any flavoring packet that has similar properties or, add; 2 Tbsp. Basil, 1 Tbsp. Oregano, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and 1 tsp. salt.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11825IU | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.4mg