Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup
1 T. olive oil
1/2 large onion chopped
3 sticks celery chopped
3 medium carrots peeled & sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
3 dashes Italian seasoning
3 large chicken breasts (or use 6 thighs)
4 cups chicken broth or stock
2 cups water
2 generous cups refrigerated cheese tortellini
1/2 cup heavy cream (optional) or to taste
Salt & pepper to taste
Prep your ingredients. Add the olive oil, onion, and celery to your Instant Pot. Press the sautÃ© button and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the carrots, garlic, Italian seasoning, chicken, chicken broth, and water. Close the lid and ensure the valve is on “sealing”. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
Once the countdown has completed, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then carefully quick release the remaining pressure. Take the lid off the pressure cooker. Press the “sautÃ©” button. Take the chicken out of the Instant Pot and add the tortellini in (also add the cream if using). Shred or cut up the chicken while the tortellini cooks (this should only take about 5 mins or so). Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and then season the soup with salt & pepper as needed. I added some fresh parsley too (optional).