Everyone who likes chicken and pesto is going to love this amazing Chicken Pesto Soup that’s easy to make in the Instant Pot or on the stove!
Go to the recipe for Chicken Pesto Soup on Kalyn’s Kitchen!
On Kalyn’s Kitchen there’s a mega-popular recipe called Easy Baked Pesto Chicken, and that was the inspiration for this Chicken Pesto Soup. The soup started out as an experiment for a chicken soup that used cauliflower rice to keep it low in carbs, but when I added a generous amount of my favorite purchased basil pesto it really perked up the flavor. And we also included a little lemon juice to brighten up the flavor even more.
You can make this tasty soup with chicken and pesto in the Instant Pot or on the stove, whichever you prefer. Be sure to pay attention to the instructions to turn off the Instant Pot when you stir in the pesto, otherwise you’ll get a lot of melted cheese sticking to the bottom of your Instant Pot. But if you remember that, this is a delicious and easy soup that pesto fans are going to love.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link)
- Dried Sage (affiliate link)
- Dried Thyme, preferably ground thyme (affiliate link)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper
- chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
- Better than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base, or other chicken base (affiliate link)
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- frozen cauliflower rice
- Basil Pesto with Lemon or purchased basil pesto
- fresh squeezed or fresh-frozen lemon juice
Why is this recipe a favorite for me?
I’m a huge fan of chicken and pesto, so this recipe that combines those two flavors is something I loved from the minute I tasted it!
More Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Ideas from Kalyn’s Kitchen:
Use From Kalyn’s Kitchen to find other slow cooker and Instant Pot recipes that have been featured on this site!
Get this recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen:
Get the complete recipe for Chicken Pesto Soup at Kalyn’s Kitchen.
More Soup in the Slow Cooker or the Instant Pot:
Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Recipes
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup Recipes
Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Lentil Soup Recipes
50 Amazing Low-Carb Instant Pot Soup Recipes
Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipes