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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.
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.
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
- 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.
Saute the onion until it is soft.
Press the cancel/keep warm button. Then add the chicken.
Add the wild rice mix with the seasoning pack, soups, and milk to the pot. Stir (not shown.)
Put the lid on the pot and move the vent to the “seal” position.
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.)
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.)
After 5 minutes, the screen looks like this:
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.
Shred the chicken with tongs.
Or transfer the chicken to the bowl of a stand mixer and let the mixer do the shredding.
Stir the chicken back into the Instant Pot. Serve and enjoy!
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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.
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.