Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup

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This healthy Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup is a delicious and low carb version of your favorite comfort food. It is packed with flavor and nutrients, making it the perfect fall and winter meal. You will love the fresh ingredients and surprise lemony kick that this soup delivers.

*Originally Published Sept 2018

white serving bowl filled with chicken zoodle soup

We love soup in our family, all year round. It is so warm and comforting. I love that we can make something healthy that tastes so good. This chicken zoodle soup is my take on the classic chicken noodle version I’ve always loved. It’s simple but flavorful and has a lovely lemony kick.

I love to use Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth to make this extra nutritious and healing. You can use code THEBETTEREDBLONDIE to save 20% off your order.

Ingredients for chicken zoodle soup in the Instant Pot

One of the best parts about this recipe is that the Instant Pot does all the work! It can cook the soup so quickly but it tastes like it has been simmering on the stove all day. I use the saute function to start the veggies and then add in the broth and chicken. It is so easy and the chicken just shreds perfectly.

This recipe is already super low in WW SmartPoints, so you could use noodles if you prefer and still keep it low in points. I like to cook the noodles separately and stir them into the bowl with the soup. This is how my kids eat it and they love it.

How to Store/Freeze the Soup:

This soup is perfect for meal prep for the week or as a freezer meal! To store in the fridge for the week, let the soup cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days. Keep the zucchini separate until ready to serve.

To freeze the soup, let it cool completely and then fill an airtight container 3/4 of the way full (it will need room to expand as it freezes). Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, let thaw in the fridge and heat on the stove top.

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Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup

This healthy Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup is a delicious and low carb version of your favorite comfort food.
4.74 from 26 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 Tbls Avocado Oil
  • 4 Carrots cut into rounds
  • 3 Celery Stalks diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lemon halved; seeds removed
  • 2 Small Zucchini spiralized; or one large


  • Put Instant Pot to 'saute' mode and add in the oil
    Once hot, add in the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes and then hit 'off' button
  • Add remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot except the lemon and zucchini
    Place the lid on and seal the steam valve. Turn to 'pressure cook or manual' mode and set time to 15 minutes
  • While the soup is cooking, make your zucchini noodles using the spiralizer and place them into the bottom of the serving bowls 
  • When timer goes off, release the steam per Instant Pot instructions and take off the lid
    Remove the bay leaves, rosemary and thyme stems and discard
    Shred the chicken using two forks and stir back into the soup
    Squeeze the juice of half the lemon into the soup
    Ladle chicken soup over the zoodles in each bowl and serve with lemon wedges on the side


Nutrition facts are auto-calculated and can vary based on ingredients or brands used
WW SmartPoints are based on the Blue Plan – and are calculated in the app 


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 51gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1759mgPotassium: 1546mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 10523IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, dairy free, gluten free, paleo, whole 30
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  1. Hi Sara,
    This recipe looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I have a question about the weight of your chicken breasts in this recipe. I’ve found some breasts that are 1/4 lb. each and others are over 1 lb! Thanks in advance for clarifying!

  2. Can you please give the approximate weight of the chicken pieces? Breasts and thighs can vary so much in weight. I can’t wait to try this! Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      I haven’t tested these methods with this soup, but you could probably do the slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4. Just make sure the chicken is cooked through and tender enough to shred

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