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Instant Pot Chicken Cock-A-Leekie Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Cock-A-Leekie Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Pressure Cooker Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts
  • 3 leeks, sliced and cleaned
  • 3-5 carrots, chopped
  • cup barley
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 2 - 32 oz. boxes chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dried prunes, diced, for topping, optional


  • Place chicken in the Instant Pot.
  • Add leeks, carrots, barley, onion, bay leaf, and thyme to the Instant Pot.
  • Pour chicken broth over all ingredients.
  • Set manual cook time for 15 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure.
  • Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and shred. Return the shredded meat to the soup.
  • Serve topped with dried, diced prunes, if desired.