The creamiest and most delicious Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup! This soup is loaded with vegetables, protein and healthy carbs. 10 minutes prep is all you need.
Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time 20 minutesminutes
Cook Time 30 minutesminutes
NPR 20 minutesminutes
Total Time 1 hourhour10 minutesminutes
4skinless boneless chicken thighs(chicken breast can work will be VERY dry though)
1cupcubed yellow bell pepper
1cupwild rice(only wild rice will work, not brown rice or wild rice mix)
2Tbspchopped fresh sage
1Tbspfresh thyme leaves
zest of 1 lemon
1/4cupall purpose flour
1/2cupwhipping cream(35% fat)
Peel and chop onion and garlic. Peel and cube carrots and wash and cube celery and bell pepper. Slice mushrooms. Cube chicken thighs.
Press "sautée" and once the Instant Pot says "hot" add a dollop of oil, chopped onions and garlic and brown them.
Once nice and brown add a splash of water to deglaze, then add cubed chicken, mushrooms, cubed vegetables, wild rice, 4 cups of chicken broth, sage, thyme, lemon zest and nutmeg and season with salt and pepper if your broth is not already seasoned.
Securely close the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position.
Hit "cancel" and then set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 30 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally (this can take anywhere from 20-25 minutes).
When the high pressure cooking time is over and the Instant Pot's alarm goes off prepare a Béchamel sauce.
Béchamel: Add 1/4 cup butter to a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat. Once melted, add 1/4 cup flour and whisk until well combined. Add cream and whisk well (don't worry if it curdles), then add 1/2 cup milk and whisk until well combined and keep whisking until milk is heated up, then immediately remove from heat and continue whisking until it thickens (about 5 minutes without stopping).
Add Béchamel to ready cooked soup in Instant Pot and stir.
You can serve like this, or wait a little and keep stirring. The longer you stir, the thicker the broth will become. For super-duper, extra creamy broth, hit the soup button (keep the lid OFF) to bring everything to a boil and keep stirring for 10 minutes so the broth and béchamel become one creamy soup.
Season with sea salt and pepper if necessary, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.