This hearty soup is pure comfort, and the yellow eye beans add unique visual appeal.
Heat olive oil in a 5-quart pressure cooker. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Saute until onions are softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add bay leaf, thyme, ham hock, chicken thighs, pre-soaked beans and chicken broth.
Cover and let pressure cooker heat to second ring. Reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes or until beans are soft. Transfer chicken pieces and ham hock to a plate. Remove chicken skin and bones and return chicken meat to soup. Separate ham meat from bone and add to soup, if desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.