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chicken rice soup with lemon in white bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon


Description

This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup with lemon is so comforting. This one-pot meal is ready in just over 30 minutes. This recipe is naturally gluten-free. Stovetop instructions included as well.


Ingredients

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  • 1.25 pounds chicken tenders or boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed well in a fine-mesh sieve
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Instructions

  1. In the base of a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot, combine the chicken, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, salt, pepper, rice, chicken broth, and water.
  2. Lock on the lid and set the time to 7 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes. Quick release the remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. Or, you can freeze the soup for up to 2 months in a tightly sealed container.
  3. Use a long-grain white rice for this recipe, as opposed to a short-grain rice. 
  4. The total cooking time includes 10 minutes for the pot to come up to pressure and a 5 minute natural release.
  5. STOVETOP DIRECTIONS: In a large lidded pot over medium heat, combine the chicken, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, salt, pepper, rice, chicken broth, and water. Bring the mixture up to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pot. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: instant pot chicken soup, instant pot chicken and rice, chicken and rice soup