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A healthy and comforting Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup that is easy to make in the crockpot or Instant Pot. This delicious soup is gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30 compliant and paleo.

a bowl of paleo chicken pot pie soup with carrots and potatoes in the background

Raise your hand if you’ve ever made yourself sick by eating too much soup directly from the Instant Pot.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

As soon as I took the lid of this soup I knew it was a freaking winner. But the real test was having my husband try it. He’s not picky, but also isn’t a soup fan (unless it is Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup).

Soup is pretty much my favorite thing. Whole30 soups are so delicious, comforting, and healthy that I actually put together a guide on 15 Whole30 Soups to keep you warm and cozy.

And if you’re new to your Instant Pot, check out this post on Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners. Check out all my Instant Pot Soup recipes for more inspiration. 

Need help getting started off with your Whole30 round on the right foot? Download my totally free printable Whole30 Meal Plan, Trader Joe’s Whole30 Shopping List and Whole30 Costco Shopping List. I have done all the work for you with checking ingredients and figuring out safe foods. Happy shopping?

What Is In Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup?

Despite what you may be thinking, you don’t just take a whole chicken pot pie and mush it up. I know, disappointing because that sounds super easy.

The beauty of this soup is that you just dump it all into the Instant Pot or slow cooker. There is no need to saute, no separate cooking of things; nothing. Dump, press some buttons and cook this deliciousness.

This awesome soup is packed with chicken breast, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, chicken stock (try homemade chicken bone broth), potatoes (I used russets), and (frozen) green beans. The broth is made extra creamy by a splash of original Nut Pods or your favorite milk of choice.

The amount of vegetables called for may seem excessive, but soup is the best and easiest opportunity to go crazy on adding more healthy veg into your diet. All those yummy veggies make this chicken pot pie soup hearty, nourishing, and deeeee-licious.

If you don’t want to make your own homemade bone broth, check out this post on where to buy bone broth. In a very dorky move on my part, I’ve created a free download where you can compare protein and sodium content as well as the price per ounce for various brands. #nerdalert


Nut Pods are a dairy-free, Whole30 approved substitute for coffee creamer, half-and-half, and cream. They’re pretty freaking delicious and work awesome for dairy-free cooking.

For this recipe, you’ll want the original flavor. If you’re unable to find them locally, Amazon carries them. You can also use a substitution of half coconut cream and half almond milk in place of the Nut Pods.

Also? I just like saying Nut Pods.

An instant pot full of vegetables and a bowl of chicken breasts.
A picture of raw chicken – you’re welcome!

Two steps in the process for making chicken pot pie soup

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • This soup definitely thickens up as it sits and becomes more stew-like the next day. If you want your soup brothy, either reheat with a bit of broth or just simply add more during the initial cooking process.
  • If you’re not on a Whole30 round or don’t eat paleo, you can use cornstarch in place of the arrowroot and frozen peas in place of the green beans.
  • Make your prep even easier by learning how to freeze celeryhow to freeze garlic and how to freeze onions.
  • If you can consume dairy, check out this Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie.

a bowl of paleo chicken pot pie soup

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One serving of Chicken Pot Pie Soup has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

5 from 9 ratings

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup {Whole30, GF, DF}

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Pressurizing/depressurizing time: 21 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
a bowl of paleo chicken pot pie soup with carrots and potatoes in the background
A healthy and comforting Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup that is easy to make in the Instant Pot. This delicious soup is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 adaptable.


  • 4 cups carrots chopped
  • 3 cups celery chopped
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp parsley dried
  • 3/4 tsp celery seed
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Nut Pods (original) or milk of choice
  • 10 oz frozen green beans


Instant Pot Instructions

  • Add all the veg, except the green beans to your Instant Pot.
  • In a separate bowl mix the arrowroot with the chicken and then dump that into the Instant Pot too.
  • Add in the dry seasonings, and pour the chicken stock over everything. Pro tip: the liquid will NOT cover all the veg and chicken. It's going to be ok; just trust me on this! Make sure the vent is set to "sealing" and then press manual>high pressure>6 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, use a clean kitchen towel and flip the vent to "venting" (this is called a quick release). When the vent drops, open the lid, add in the Nut Pods/milk, and the frozen green beans. Stir and put the lid back on for 2 minutes (no need to switch the vent or anything).

Crockpot Instruction

  • Add all the veg, except the green beans to your slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl mix the arrowroot with the chicken and then dump that into the slow cooker too.
  • Add in the dry seasonings, and pour the chicken stock over everything. Put the lid on and set it to 6 hours on low.
  • When everything is cooked, add in the Nut Pods/milk and frozen green beans. Put the lid back on and cook for another 15 minutes.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 17gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 1038mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 11190IUVitamin C: 37.6mgCalcium: 131mgIron: 4.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
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  1. This was so filling and scrumptious. Not only easy on the budget but also on prep. It was a great recipe to fill the house with yummy aroma and good on chilly winter days. Thanks for sharing this ????

  2. This Chicken Pot Pie Soup is the first legit meal I’ve made in my IP (as opposed to just making rice), and it was amazing!!! All it took was running out of propane in the camper which meant I couldn’t cook on the stove, but hey, I did it!
    Thank you for the detailed instructions! That makes using my IP so much less intimidating.5 stars

    1. So, so SO proud of you Tina! I’m glad you took that step (even if it was kind of forced…) and that you liked this soup so much!

      1. Thanks!
        Is there anything I would need to do differently if using ground turkey instead of chicken?

  3. I just made this and ate two bowls! And I live by myself, so I have leftovers to last me through the weekend! Looking through the comments, I’m going to try throwing in some turmeric next time – that sounds awesome too. This went together really quick – the only bad part (for me) was dicing raw chicken (because raw chicken grosses me out). This is so good, and so easy. Thank you for helping me cook!!5 stars

    1. Leftover soup is the BEST soup!!

      Ok, so I hate cutting up raw chicken too. HATE it. A “fun” hack would be to put the chicken in a separate bowl and chop it with kitchen shears. It works really well and the hand to chicken contact is almost zilch.