February 4th, 2019 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Recipes, Soups & Stews | Tagged ,

Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup

Instant pots make healthy cooking so much easier, getting your dinner on the table in a fraction of the time of stovetop cooking.

This soup is warming and nourishing like the classic chicken noodle soup but with the extra immune-boosting properties of homemade chicken broth and healing vegetables.

To make your own immune-boosting chicken broth from scratch, follow this recipe.  If you are not into making your own, you can use a store-bought broth.

FYI, I do own two Instant Pots:
3-quart – for quick rice, oatmeal, and buckwheat
6-quart – for bone broths, soups, stews

Check out our other easy Instant Pot recipes:
Instant Pot Chickpea Warming Dahl
Instant Pot Immune-Boosting Chicken Broth

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Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped carrot (around 3 carrots)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (about 6 ounces total)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups Immune-Boosting Chicken Broth
  • ¾ cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
How To Make
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté. Add the oil along with the carrot, onion, and celery. Sauté, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped chicken breasts and cook for another 3 minutes. Turn off the sauté mode.
  3. Add the garlic, the chicken broth, brown rice, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to the Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and make sure the valve is sealed.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to “Soup” mode or cook or pressure-cook for 30 minutes on high.
  5. After the soup is cooked, you can either let the pressure escape naturally or use the quick release.
  6. To serve, garnish each bowl with the chopped parsley.
Equipment: Instant Pot
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11 Comments to Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup

  1. Hello! What would you recommend to replace the rice with? I am doing AIP and I didn’t know if others had subbed it and it turn out good.

  2. Great recipe! I made it tonight and the only thing I changed was to add shiitake and crimini mushrooms. It was delicious, thank you!

  3. I like that this recipe was simple and quick, which is the only thing I had energy for when I came down with a cold. It was exactly what I wanted. It was a throwback to Campbell’s for me, but knowing I had control over the ingredients and everything was fresh made it even better!

    • This is wonderful feedback Stephanie. We think better flavor but still great (healing) comfort food We hope you are feeling better 🙂
      ~HB Team

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