Homemade Chicken Soup-Instant Pot. This is basically a vegan and vegetarian blog, but on a rare occasion, I prepare meals for family or friends who are not vegan or vegetarian. That is not exactly what happened here–what happened here is–the worst flu in the history of the world. Soup is a comfort food when anyone is sick, and so, it is appropriate that I make it at this time of year as the flu strikes. I was the oldest of six kids, so I had a lot of chores that related to the kitchen…cooking and dishes. I hated kitchen chores, but learned so much about cooking from my mother. Like many, I still make our family favorites whenever possible and chicken soup was a definite favorite. I clearly remember my mother preparing this soup, and the smell of that deliciousness wafting through the house. Making this soup today allowed me to revel in those memories of life then, more than twenty years after she is gone. Who knows whether it has any medicinal power, but it is delicious and serves up loving memories. Although our family soup took hours to make, the Instant Pot makes it possible to prepare this soup in one hour. Enjoy. Gluten free and dairy free.