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Instant Pot White Bean & Chicken Soup

This healthy Instant Pot white bean soup is hearty, flavorful, and loaded with nutritious superfoods! I’d like to thank Hurst’s Brand for sponsoring this post.

Instant Pot White Bean Soup Recipe

Instant Pot White Bean Soup Recipe

As we soldier through the final weeks of winter, it’s the perfect time to try this warm and satisfying Instant Pot white bean and chicken soup recipe.

This is a hearty soup, while also being incredibly healthy. This easy Instant Pot soup is loaded with superfoods including protein-packed Hurst’s Brand Great Northern Beans, carrots, celery, kale, tender chicken breast and plenty of delicious fresh herbs.

Instant Pot Chicken and White Bean Soup

Here’s what you’ll need to make this healthy Instant Pot white bean soup:

  1. 1 20 oz. package Hurst’s Great Northern Beans
  2. 2 chicken breasts
  3. 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  4. 3 carrots, sliced
  5. 2 stalks celery, sliced
  6. 1 medium onion, diced
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  9. 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  10. 3 cups kale, chopped
  11. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  12. Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

I’m kind of obsessed with my Instant Pot right now! It helps me put my favorite foods on the table, faster. It’s definitely great for cooking dried beans!

Healthy Instant Soup

As I mentioned, this easy Instant Pot soup is simply loaded with nutritious ingredients.

That’s the great thing about cooking with beans. Beans are truly the perfect protein. They are low fat and high in fiber, which means you can feel great about serving them to your family.

Looking for a vegan version of this scrumptious Instant Pot white bean soup? No problem! Just swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth, and drop the chicken!

If you’re looking for more healthy Instant Pot soup recipes, don’t miss my incredible Instant Pot Taco Soup.

Instant Pot White Bean and Chicken Soup Recipe

I particularly love buying Hurst’s Brand beans because of the flavor packet included in the bag. These Great Northern beans come with a really tasty ham flavor packet that I always save for later, even if I’m not using it in a given recipe!

If you’re a lover-of-legumes (like me), don’t miss my easy Crock Pot 15 Bean Soup, this flavorful Salsa Chili and my yummy Lentil Stew.

You can pick up Hurst’s Beans in the dry beans section of your local grocery store. I get mine at Kroger and Walmart.

Looking for more great Instant Pot recipes? Don’t miss my perfect Instant Pot pot roast and this delicious Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage.

White Bean and Chicken Soup Instant Pot

How to Make Instant Pot White Bean Soup

Check out our tutorial video to see how this easy Instant Pot white bean soup comes together. I hope you love this healthy Instant Pot white bean and chicken soup as much as we do!

Instant Pot White Bean and Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Healthy White Bean and Chicken Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Additional Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This healthy Instant Pot white bean soup is loaded with flavor and nutrition. It's sure to be your new favorite healthy soup!


  • 1 lb. Hurst's Great Northern Beans, rinsed and debris removed
  • 2 chicken breasts, 1 to ½ lbs.
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Remove the flavor packet from the beans and save for later use. After rinsing your beans and removing debris, add beans to the Instant Pot and cover with 8 cups of chicken broth. Make sure your valve is set to sealing and the lid is locked. Pressure cook on high pressure for 40 minutes then quick release.
  2. Remove the lid, add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme and kale; stir. Place chicken breast in the pot. Replace lid, set to cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow to natural release for 5 minutes, then move valve to release the rest of the pressure.
  3. Remove the chicken and shred. Return the shredded chicken to the pot and stir. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the pot and finish with freshly cracked black pepper. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230

    19 Comments on “Instant Pot White Bean & Chicken Soup”

  1. Just to verify: when you say, “Remove the flavor packet from the beans and save for later use,” you mean to use it in a different recipe altogether, and you do NOT use it in this soup, right?

  2. I only have canned beans available, how much should I decrease the liquid?

  3. I love all bean, but especially white beans. I have got to try this.

  4. Hey Chrissy…I would love to be able to use frozen chicken breast for this recipe.  How would I alter the recipe to do so?  


  5. Is there an easy way to prep and freeze this ahead of time?

  6. Made this today. I subbed spinach for kale, kale doesn’t like me. It was yummy! 

    • Hi Terry, thanks for commenting. I’m so glad you loved my white bean and chicken soup. I need to try it with spinach next time! :)

  7. Looks delicious, but I don’t have an IP. Can I use a crockpot instead? How does that change the directions? Thank you!

  8. Can this be made in a slow cooker and if so how long?

  9. Are the beans still supposed to be hard after the 40 minutes on high pressure? Making this now, and mine were. So, I’m adding a little more time before putting in the veggies and chicken. Hope I’m not making a mistake — only my second recipe in my IP. :)

  10. This sounds so good. I love that everything in the soup recipe is healthy for you. Also using dried beans helps keep costs down so that is great:)

  11. Can I replace kale with spinach and would it need less time?

  12. Delicious
    Made the soup,  changes used spinach instead of kale, extra carrots, celery and added a couple of bay leaves.  
    Awesome recipe thank you for sharing.  
    This has been added to make again list.

  13. Recipe looks great going to make it today. Thank you for sharing.  

  14. This turned out great!

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