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Chicken And Cabbage Soup

This delicious and hearty Chicken And Cabbage Soup is made from scratch in no time. This soup is loaded with flavors from chicken, cabbage, carrots, and celery. This soup will sure warm you up on cold winter nights!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken,cabbage,chicken soup,chicken and cabbage soup,instant pot,instant pot soup,instant pot chicken and cabbage soup,healthy recipes, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Jyoti Behrani


  • 1 lbs chicken breast, boneless and skinless (2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 small cabbage roughly chopped, around 3 cups
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1 tbsp oil / butter
  • 1 tsp fresh coarsely crushed black pepper, as per taste
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 cup chicken stock, or water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly crushed black pepper, to taste


  • Turn ON Instant Pot to SAUTE mode (high). When it displays "HOT" add oil.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery, carrots. Saute for 2-3 mins or until onions are translucent.
  • Add the chicken, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Set Instant Pot to MANUAL / PRESSURE COOK mode (High) for 10 mins. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 mins.
  • Open the Instant Pot remove the chicken breast out. With the help of a fork, shred the chicken.
  • Turn ON Instant Pot on SAUTE mode (High). Add the shredded chicken back into the soup, add cabbage, bring the soup to a boil, adjust the seasoning. Cook for 3-5 mins or until cabbage is tender and cooked to a desired texture. Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. Bone-in chicken may also be substituted instead of chicken breast. If using bone-in chicken, make sure you have enough chicken meat to add to the soup after you shred the chicken.
  2. You can use chicken broth, vegetable broth or even water.
  3. Cabbage upon cooking releases lots of moisture, adjust the consistency of the soup by adding some more chicken stock if needed.
  4. You can make this soup completely vegetarian, don't use any chicken. Add vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. For protein, you can substitute some tofu.
  5. Variations for this Chicken and Cabbage soup - checkout the discussion earlier in the post.
  6. Toppings for Chicken and Cabbage soup- checkout the discussion earlier in the post.