The greatest advantage of owning an instant pot, in my opinion, is the ability to have a slow cooker prepared meal in a fraction of the time. Most of the time I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal and I don’t think to prepare a meal in the morning that we will eat at dinner time. adding an instant pot to my kitchen, has made it possible for my family to enjoy a big crock of soup or stew that was prepared in about 30 minutes rather than all day.
This is a soup my husband loves, and with the instant pot I am able to throw it together in about 30 minutes without spending all 30 minutes in the kitchen. You still put all the ingredients into the pot and walk away, as you would a crockpot. However, it’s done just 30 minutes later.
Here’s the recipe
2 frozen chicken breasts
1/2 c chopped onion- see note
1/2 c chopped carrots -see note
1/2 c chopped celery – see note
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp mineral salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 c wild rice
1 c brown rice
2 quarts chicken broth
Set your instant pot on pressure cook your settings. And add the rice +2 cups of water and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. Then do a quick release.
Add the frozen chicken, vegetables and another cup of water then pressure cook again for another 10 minutes. Don’t stir it up. You want the chicken on top!
Do another quick release, and pull the chicken breast off the top and onto a cutting board. Allow them to cool enough for you to handle them while you add the rest of the ingredients into the pot and set the pot on to sauté mode. Using sauté mode will bring the broth up to temperature and combine all of the spices. Then roughly chop the chicken breast and put it back in the pot. When the broth is up to temperature the soup is ready to be enjoyed!
Every couple of weeks I buy fresh celery onions carrots bell peppers. I chop them up and make little Ziploc bag it’s ready to go for soups and other recipes. Some baggies I do onions, celery and carrots. and in some baggies I do onions, celery and bell peppers. In this recipe I just had to pull a bag of onions celery and carrots from the freezer which made this meal prep go very fast!
You’ll notice that the soup doesn’t have a ton of chicken in it. I confess, I am not the biggest meat eater. You could certainly increase the amount of chicken if you wanted more protein, or if you just like more chicken! ￼￼