Martha Stewart's Instant Pot Vietnamese-Style Chicken Soup

March 11, 2019

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Recipe reprinted from Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker: 100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®. Copyright © 2018 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Photograph copyright © 2018 by Marcus Nilsson. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Food52

Food52 Review: Featured in: 10 Instant Pot Chicken Recipes for Comforting Dinners All Week Long.The Editors

Serves: 6 to 8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • 4 ounces bacon (about 4 slices), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh lemongrass (about 4 stalks, bottom 3 inches only)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce, such as nuoc nam or nam pla
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges, for serving
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
  • Avocado slices, for garnish
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Place chicken wings on a 16-inch square of cheesecloth; tie opposite corners of cloth together to form a bundle.
  2. Heat a 6- to 8-quart stovetop pressure cooker over medium-high, or set an electric pressure cooker to sauté. Add bacon and cook until some fat is rendered, about 6 minutes. Add lemongrass, cilantro stems, ginger, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in fish sauce, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Stir in the water, chicken wing bundle, chicken thighs, mushrooms, and salt.
  3. Secure lid. Manually set cooker to 25 minutes and let it come to pressure. Once time is complete, turn off, quickly release pressure, then remove lid.
  4. Let chicken stand in liquid for 10 minutes. Remove chicken wing bundle. Skim any fat from surface of soup, if desired.
  5. Transfer chicken thighs to a cutting board. Remove skin from chicken thighs and pull meat from bones. Using two forks, shred chicken into pieces (discard bones and skin). Return chicken to soup. Stir in lime juice, top with mint leaves and avocado, and serve with lime wedges.

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