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Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

This Creamy Chicken and Rice soup is the ultimate comfort food!  Make it for dinner or to feed a crowd. It is the perfect meal for a cold weather.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 4 oz baby bella mushrooms chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 box 6 oz Uncle Ben's Wild Rice (with seasonings)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2-1 tsp kosher salt
  • Optional
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch for thickening

Instructions

  • Add the chopped onion, carrots, baby bella mushrooms, and butter to the Instant Pot.  Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and cook stirring frequently and scraping the bottom to remove any stuck on bits until the onions turn clear, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken breasts, chicken broth, rice and seasoning packet from the rice and stir well to make sure the liquid is distributed to the bottom of the pot and nothing is stuck on. Set on Manual- high pressure to cook for 8 minutes. Once it is done cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the chicken carefully (it will be hot) from the soup and chop it into small bites. Stir the chicken back into the soup and then slowly add in the heavy cream while stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, then add up to an additional 1/2 tsp to taste.
  • Serve as is, or if you prefer a thicker broth, remove 1 cup of liquid from the soup and slowly mix it into 1 tbsp cornstarch.  Once combined, stir the cornstarch mixture back into the soup, mix well, and replace the lid on the Instant Pot and let set for 10 minutes.  Once set, stir well, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use other cuts of chicken in this soup such as chicken thighs with a good result. Cooking time may vary.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)