Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup
Need something warm and cozy? Feeling under the weather? This Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup is the perfect soup to warm you up or help heal you. Simple ingredients, simple preparation and just a few minutes until soup is on the table.
Servings 6 servings
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins (about 1 cup)
- 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 cup white rice
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, each cut into 6 pieces
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 3-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
Turn saute mode on Instant Pot. Once hot, add olive oil, carrots, celery and onion. Saute for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add kosher salt, pepper and dried thyme. Stir and cook another 2 minutes. Turn off saute mode.
Add rice, chicken and chicken stock to the Instant Pot. Stir well. Place lid on Instant Pot and turn valve to seal. Set to manual mode for 5 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes then turn valve to release remaining pressure.
Stir in 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Taste. If you like more lemon flavor, add another tablespoon of lemon juice.