Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (+ Video)

This easy recipe for Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is super comforting - perfect for a winter weeknight dinner! Can be made in a pressure cooker for a quick family meal.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Introduction

I've always said that my best recipes come from the nights I clean out my fridge.

I'm the kind of person who likes to use up everything in my fridge/freezer every now and then. I absolutely hate wasting food, so if I can use it up before it goes bad, I'm all about it. A few months ago, I had some rotisserie chicken, a little bit of half and half, cream cheese, and some frozen celery/onion to use up. From that, I did my famous "chopped challenge" (the method used to make my Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken & Rice) to make the recipe you're reading about today - Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup!

Why the Instant Pot?

This soup is so easy to pressure cook in an Instant Pot in about 30 minutes. It basically just involves browning a few veggies, tossing in some already-cooked rotisserie chicken meat (or chicken breasts/thighs), cooking rice with the pressure cooker setting, and adding in your cream cheese and half & half at the end. It's a super comforting Instant Pot soup recipe that everybody in my family absolutely loved.

looking at bowl of creamy chicken and wild rice soup from above, next to a napkin, spoon, and roll

You'll want this recipe around for a cold winter night - it's incredibly rich and filling! Add in a little bit of toasted French bread with your bowls of soup and you've got a perfect comfort meal with the perfect taste.

bowl of creamy chicken and wild rice soup sitting next to a red napkin and a dinner roll

Variations

This recipe could be easily adapted.

  • Change to Mexican rice and corn/tomatoes for your vegetables for more of a Spanish/Mexican meal.
  • Leave out the rice from that combination for an Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup.
  • You could sub a few peppers in and add some Italian or Greek seasoning to make it more of a Mediterranean-inspired soup.
  • Even egg noodles would give this Instant Pot Chicken soup a fun twist. There are a ton of possibilities for adapting this recipe to your flavor profile!
  • This could also be made without the half and half or cream cheese if you're trying to cut dairy - simply add in a little more chicken broth or stock to still give it a soup consistency.

Video

instant pot creamy chicken & wild rice soup

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This easy recipe for Instant Pot Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is super commuting - perfect for a winter weeknight dinner! Can be made in a pressure cooker for a quick family meal.
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Turn your Instant Pot on saute setting and allow to warm. Add oil.
  • Add onion, celery, and carrots to the hot oil. Allow to brown for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and seasonings. Cook for about a minute, until fragrant.
  • Add chicken and rice mix; brown for about a minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add chicken broth or stock. Press manual button, select high pressure, and set the timer for 5 minutes; lock on the lid. Allow cook cycle to finish and turn the top valve to vent to quick release remaining pressure once cook cycle is over.
  • Stir soup well. Add half and half and cream cheese until incorporated.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 38gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1257mgPotassium: 668mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 3821IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 2mg
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More Instant Pot Recipes

Hope you enjoy this comfort food on a cold night! If you're in need of other easy Instant Pot dinner ideas, check out these recipes:

To see all of my Instant Pot recipes, click here.

xo, Leslie - signature at the end of blog post.

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