Today I’m sharing my favourite new fall recipe: easy instant pot chicken vegetable bean soup. This comes in at ZERO Weight Watchers points, and is the perfect take to work food to fill up with for lunch.
What a start to fall it has been!
I think that because I’m a teacher and have existed on a school-year schedule for nearly as many years as I can possibly remember, I tend to think of the fall as as fresh start. It’s all about goal setting and positive changes, and I’ve been super keen this fall to start working out again and have been trying my best to make positive and healthy food choices 95% of the time! I figure 95% is pretty good, right?
So part of that has been getting really organized to meal plan and food prep ahead of time on the weekends. I love to cook up a bunch of chicken breasts to have on hand for salads and quick healthy meals, but with the onset of Fall I find myself starting to crave warmer meals to fill my belly during those rainy, cool days.
Enter this super quick and easy instant pot chicken vegetable bean soup! Not only is it insanely easy to make and very tasty, but it’s ZERO points on Weight Watchers!
I call that a win all around.
Today is the last day of the Fall Seasonal Simplicity series (whaaat??!), and I’m excited to be joining up with a group of 25 tremendously talented bloggers to share a fall recipe with you! Check out all the wonderful belly-filling ideas at the bottom of today’s post.
This soup has been on REPEAT for me that last few weeks, and the best part is how simple but yummy it is.
Adding the lemon and garlic seasoning to the chicken as it cooks creates a natural chicken broth, that I then supplement with the canned diced tomatoes, water, and more garlic spice. Fill it up with chicken, veg, and beans, and you’ve got yourself a balanced and healthy lunch that warms you up from the inside out.
You could also serve it with some bread for a nice family lunch on the weekend, or even as a quick weeknight dinner! I love the big mixed garlic seasoning from Costco so that is what I use for my main flavouring.
I hope you love it as much as I do!
Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Bean Soup
This is a quick and easy recipe that is full of healthy ingredients and perfect for filling up with on a fall day.
- 6-9 chicken breasts, frozen
- 2 lemons, fresh
- 1/4 cup garlic seasoning, mixed
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1.5 cups celery, carrots diced
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- 1 can chick peas, rinsed
Begin by cooking the frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Layer them in the pot, squeezing fresh lemon and shaking garlic seasoning over the chicken breasts between each individual layer. Use the poultry setting to cook the chicken breasts.
When finished, use a fork to pull out the chicken breasts and set aside.
Add the carrots and celery, diced bell pepper, canned tomatoes, and beans and chickpeas. Fill the 28 oz tomato can with water two times and add it to the instant pot, along with some more of the garlic seasoning.
Cut or gently shred the chicken breasts up. Depending upon how many you cooked, you miss wish to reserve some for a different meal during the week. Add back about 4-5 of the cooked chicken breasts, once cut up.
Set the Instant Pot to "soup" or "stew" setting and let cook until all ingredients are mixed. Serve immediately with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, and freshly ground salt and pepper. Alternatively, set aside to cool and then freeze or serve for lunches throughout the week.
And, as I mentioned, today I’m joined by my blogging friends to share some of our favourite fall recipes.
Today I’m excited to be joining a group of 25 other bloggers who are also sharing a fabulous fall recipe with you today! Hop around to see what other delicious ideas they’ve come up with…
Easiest Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Bean Soup at The Happy Housie
Zuppa Toscana Soup at Somewhat Simple
Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili at Town and Country Living
Hearty Sausage and Lentil Soup at In My Own Style
Gluten Free Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Sausage and Arugula at Willow Street Interiors
Easy Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf and Almond Crackers at Zevy Joy
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies at Jenna Kate at Home
Mini Lemon Cranberry Cakes with Ginger Drizzle at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Absolutely the Best Homemade Peach Coffee Cake at Home Made Lovely
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Crepes at TIDBITS Cami
Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars at Clean and Scentsible
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at Finding Silver Pennies
Pumpkin Pie French Toast Bake at A Pretty Life
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte at Hallstrom Home
Apple Cider Margarita at Rooms FOR Rent
Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake at TIDBITS Marci
Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting at Satori Design for Living
Easiest Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake at Inspiration for Moms
Whitney’s Pumpkin Muffins at Amber Tysl
Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip at The Turquoise Home
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp at Modern Glam
Pumpkin Pie and Cheesecake Popsicles at Paint Me Pink
Mini Apple Tart with Custard at Happy Happy Nester
Pumpkin Cream Puffs at Life is a Party
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting at Nina Hendrick Design Co.
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