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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

A twist on the old favourite. Chicken soup has been a favourite for many people, and with this version, you can re-find your love of this tempting dish.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Instant Pot® Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Natural Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 4
Calories 415 kcal


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large stalks celery diced small
  • 1 large carrot diced small
  • 1 small white onion diced small
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz baby Portobello mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup wild rice blend rinsed
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 6 cup Chicken broth
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped


  • Addolive oil to Instant Pot® and select the Sauté function. Set to medium.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - prepare Instant Pot
  • Once hot, addthe celery, carrots, and onion. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring continually, until the veggies start to soften, approximately 3 minutes.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Add veggies
  • Add mushrooms and dried thyme. Stir to combine and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms start to develop some color, approximately 3-4 minutes. Turn unit off.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Add Mushrooms
  • Add wild rice, chicken breast, bay leaves, and broth to Instant Pot®. Add lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.” Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set cook time to 30 minutes.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Add Wild Rice & Chicken
  • When cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and carefully remove lid.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Release Pressure
  • Transfer the chicken breast to a platter and shred with two forks.
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Shred Chicken
  • Return chicken to Instant Pot® and add fresh parsley. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine before serving. Enjoy!
    Chicken & Wild Rice Soup - Return to Pot and Stir



Money-Saving Tip: Use a combination of chicken broth and water instead of all broth.
*This recipe was tested at 30 minutes active cook time. The rice is soft, but not overly mushy at this time setting. For firmer rice, reduce active time to 28 minutes.

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Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 32gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1397mgPotassium: 970mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3075IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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