Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup – No Dairy

4.34 from 6 votes
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This Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is not a cream soup, it has NO dairy in it. It is a simple chicken broth based soup that is loaded with wild rice and vegetable goodness! Let’s face it, sometimes you need a lighter dinner and a cream soup is not it! That’s when this healthy, hearty and fast chicken and wild rice soup is perfect. Just whip out the Instant Pot and away you cook!  This Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is a simple , non-dairy chicken broth based soup that is loaded with wild rice and vegetable goodness

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Was Made for the Instant Pot

Raise your hand if you hate cooking wild rice! I am madly and wildly waving my hand in the air. Cooking wild rice can be one of the toughest (literally) foods to cook. It runs out of liquid before it’s done, wild rice can take forever and a day to cook and then it still is too crunchy, the list goes on and one. But wild rice in the Instant Pot? Holy Dinah, this is what pressure cooking does the best! Wild rice becomes no problem when you use the soup setting for 45 minutes on your Instant Pot. Set it and forget it!

Which Instant Pot should I use for cooking chicken and wild rice soup?

We recommend a 6 qt or higher Instant Pot such as the one pictured below. Certainly, this recipe should work with any kind of pressure cooker or Instant Pot but during recipe testing, this is the one we used. The 6 quart has a large enough capacity to make a nice large batch of soup!

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Tips & Tricks for Making the Best Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

  • Use a really good quality wild rice blend. You can trust that the Instant Pot is going to cook the rice perfectly for you!
  • We cook the chicken breast IN the soup at the same time. You simply remove it and shred it after it’s done. You could in theory chop it up and put in already cooked chicken, but cooking whole chicken breasts in the soup and then shredding really makes the chicken perfect!
  • Use whatever vegetables you wish in this soup.
  • Always make a good, strong chicken broth. I rarely use the pre-made ones from containers as they are too weak in flavour.

Happy cooking! You are going to love making a wild rice soup in your Instant Pot!


Karlynn and Mike

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Instant Pot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup is easy and delicious - and has no dairy products! 
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Instant Pot
Fast & Slow Cooking


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 russet potatoes diced small


  • Combine all of the ingredients above in the instant pot.
  • Press the Soup button and cook for 45 minutes. ( should be the default time that appears when you push the soup button.
  • When ready, remove the chicken breasts onto a plate and shred them. Mix back into the soup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 322mg, Potassium: 737mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 3895IU, Vitamin C: 6.9mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Shauna says

    4 stars
    I made this 11/2020 almost as written. First, it NEEDS salt. Stock by definition doesn’t have salt, broth does. I used homemade turkey and chicken stock I had in my deep freeze vs store bought stock. Overall it was good but lacked that something until I added salt and sprinkled some dry dill on top of each bowl. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs for more flavor and cut them into chunks with kitchen sheers so I didn’t have to shred it later. I used Lundberg wild blend rice which is what the rice around the authors bowl looked to be. I omited the potatoes because my daughter wanted chicken and rice soup and didn’t want potatoes. With the salt and dill tweak it turned out great! I will for sure make this again.

  2. Lisa Robinson says

    5 stars
    Loved this soup, perfect with a loaf of beer-cheese bread!

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