Easy Instant Pot  Split Pea Soup


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– 1 large chicken breast cooked – 1.5 lb. – carrots – ½ tbsp. – sea salt – ½ tsp. – black ground pepper – 1 tsp. – Mrs. Dash seasoning – 1 tsp. – garlic powder – 8 cups – cold water – 2 lbs. – potatoes – 1 cup – yellow split peas – 4 small – bay leaves – 1 tbsp. – fresh or frozen dill – ½ cup – fresh parsley



12 servings

50 minutes

Step 1

Let's get started in cooking our split pea soup! Turn your Instant Pot on and press the sauté setting. The time will show 20 minutes on the display, but you only need to sauté for about 5 minutes or so.

Step 2

Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, add (diced onion, optional) carrots and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Then add shredded leftover large chicken breast and sauté for another minute or so.

Step 3

Next, sprinkle all the dry seasonings: sea salt, black ground pepper, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and garlic powder, and sauté for an additional minute constantly stirring the mixture.

Step 4

Finally, add 8 cups of cold water, chopped potatoes, carrots, rinsed yellow split peas, 3 to 4 small bay leaves, and 1 tbsp. of chicken bouillon paste into the instant pot.

Step 5

Stir all together to combine. Turn the sauté cycle off.

Step 6

Click on Soup/Broth button, set the pressure cooker to high pressure, and reduce the cooking time to 15 minutes. Close the instant pot with the lid, and turn the valve to the sealing position.

Step 7

The heating will start automatically. This takes about 15 minutes and the light will say “ON”. Then the instant pot will beep when heated and a 15-minute cooking time will start.

Step 8

After the steam is released, open the lid, turn the instant pot off, and add dill and parsley. Close the instant pot lid again and let the fresh ingredients steam through for about 5 minutes or so while the instant pot is still off.

Step 9

Remove the lid and serve the soup warm. Your delicious Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is ready to be served!

How to Store

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You can store any leftovers you might have in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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