Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew

Use an Instant Pot to make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew start to finish in under 30 minutes.

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon?  I purchased my Instant Pot last summer and have enjoyed using it so much.  This is the first Instant Pot recipe that I’ve shared here and I have plans to share more.

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Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew

I used my Instant Pot to whip up Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in under 30 minutes.

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew - Make this tasty stew start to finish in under 30 minutes using the Instant Pot. virginiasweetpea.com #instantpot #pressurecooking #pressurecooker #instantpotrecipe

 

This recipe isn’t gourmet, but it is quick and easy, and it’s mighty tasty.

It takes just a few ingredients to make this stew:  chicken, long grain and wild rice, cream of chicken soup, milk, and an onion.  This is a recipe that is perfect for a busy weeknight when you don’t have time to make a complicated meal.

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew - Make this tasty stew start to finish in under 30 minutes using the Instant Pot. virginiasweetpea.com #instantpot #pressurecooking #pressurecooker #instantpotrecipe

I made this stew in the Instant Pot but it could also be made in a slow cooker or on the stove.

I made a video to share how I made Chicken and Wild Rice Stew using the Instant Pot.

How To Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew

 Scroll down for a printable recipe.

Ingredients

  • Chicken – 1.5 pounds (or a little more or less) breasts or thighs  (You can use FROZEN in the Instant Pot!)
  • 1 box Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Optional:  One can of Chicken Broth or more Milk – This is a very thick stew.  You may want to thin it out to make it more soup-like.

Ingredients to Make Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew

Steps

Plug in the Instant Pot and press the “saute” button.
How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Saute the onion until it is soft.

How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Press the cancel/keep warm button.  Then add the chicken.

How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Add the wild rice mix with the seasoning pack, soups, and milk to the pot.  Stir (not shown.)
How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Put the lid on the pot and move the vent to the “seal” position.How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Press the poultry button and set the timer for 10 minutes.  (I am still experimenting with my IP.  I believe that manual for 10 minutes would work the same way.)How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

When 10 minutes is up, your screen will change to what you see below.  In this mode the IP is doing a natural pressure release.  Let the pressure release this way for 5 minutes.  (The screen will count down.)How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

After 5 minutes, the screen looks like this:How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Move the valve on the Instant Pot lid to venting to release the rest of the pressure.  Be careful when you do this because hot steam comes out.  You will not be able to open the IP lid until the pressure is released.  How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Shred the chicken with tongs.How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Or transfer the chicken to the bowl of a stand mixer and let the mixer do the shredding.How to Make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew in the Instant Pot

 

Stir the chicken back into the Instant Pot.  Serve and enjoy!

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Print the Recipe

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Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew
 
Use an Instant Pot to make Chicken and Wild Rice Stew start to finish in under 30 minutes.
Author:
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • Chicken - 1.5 pounds (more or less is fine) breasts or thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 box Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix (Uncle Ben's)
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • Optional: Parsley
Instructions
  1. Plug in the Instant Pot and push the "saute" button. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Saute the onion in olive oil until tender. Push the "off/keep warm" button.
  3. Add the chicken to the IP. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  4. Push the "Poultry" button and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes let the Instant Pot do a natural release for 5 minutes. Then turn the valve on the lid to venting to release the rest of the pressure.
  6. Shred chicken with tongs or transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer and shred with the paddle attachment. Stir the chicken back into the IP if using a stand mixer to shred.
  7. Top each serving with a sprinkle of parley.
  8. Notes: This is a thick stew. Add more milk to thin it down or add a can of chicken broth.

 

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Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Stew - Make this tasty stew start to finish in under 30 minutes using the Instant Pot. virginiasweetpea.com #instantpot #pressurecooking #pressurecooker #instantpotrecipe

 

Meet Christy of All the Discoveries

I would like to thank my good friend, Christy, for introducing me to the Instant Pot.  Christy has just started a blog, All the Discoveries, where she shares recipes, products and gadgets, and life lessons.

All the Discoveries by Christy

Christy is the Instant Pot queen!  Check out her posts on Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, Instant Pot Potato Soup, and Instant Pot Italian Chicken Pasta.

Fun Fact:  I taught Christy’s husband when he was in 7th grade and now we are gym buddies.  I remember when Christy was middle school age but she didn’t have me as a teacher.

 

Do you enjoy cooking with an Instant Pot?  If you do, I would love to hear about what you make using yours.

Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try this one – it looks delicious! Also, that dish set is so sweet! Great first video – I can’t wait to see what you do next. 😉

    • Thank you, Christy! I am a dish-a-holic. Beth Camden was taking these bowls to Goodwill and offered them to me before she dropped them off. Of course I said yes! Thank you for introducing me to the IP. I really love it and I’m looking forward to getting more recipe ideas from you.

      Paula

  2. I have never heard of an instant pot. Looks great and the recipe sounds yummy!
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