Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Lauren

The holidays are approaching faster than we can ever anticipate, which means our busy lives are only going to get busier! While it’s always tempting to keep the pizza delivery guy on speed dial, making sure you and your family get the proper nutrition this time of year is more important than ever. Keep a few recipes on hand that are simple, healthy and delicious to maintain your energy for the busy months ahead. Start with this incredible dairy and gluten free chicken wild rice soup recipe that covers more than enough of your daily food groups and will keep you warm and toasty!

Serves 6-8

<h2> Ingredients:

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

1 cup onion, chopped

2 cups carrots, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup wild rice, uncooked

6 cups chicken broth

2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste

1⁄8 tsp ground pepper

1⁄2 tsp dried thyme

1⁄4 tsp dried sage

1⁄4 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp lemon zest

1⁄2 cup coconut cream (optional)

<h2> Instant Pot Directions:

- Add all of the ingredients, except the coconut cream, into a 6 qt or larger Instant Pot. Cook on manual, high pressure for 27 minutes. When done, release the steam using the quick release valve.

- Remove the chicken, shred it using two forks, then add it back to the pot. Stir in coconut cream (if using).

 <h2> Stovetop Directions:

- In a large stock pot over medium heat, sauté onion, carrots, and celery in 1-2 Tbsp oil until slightly softened (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.

- Add the chicken, rice, broth, spices, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 40-50 minutes or until the rice in tender.

- Stir in the coconut cream (if using).

<h2>Notes:

- You can use canned coconut milk instead of coconut cream, your soup will just be slightly

thinner. If using coconut cream, you can place a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for a few hours and scoop out the coconut cream (the solids that rise to the top).

 

 
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Lauren is a former athlete from Minnesota who shares all kinds of gluten free recipes on her blog, Zest and Lemons. She has a passion for cooking and  photography, and loves to help others learn more about Celiac Disease. She is also an oatmeal enthusiast and is always making a mess in the kitchen.