November 29, 2022

Leftover Turkey? Make Turkey Wild Rice Soup

I love having Turkey during the holidays, so I can make Turkey Wild Rice Soup with the leftovers in my Instant Pot.

I have adapted my Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe, and it works great to add the turkey and some cream at the end.

Instant Pot Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup


  • 1 lb or 4 Chicken Thighs, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 quart (4 cups) chicken broth
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp corn starch (optional, for a thicker soup)
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


    1. Melt the butter in the Instant Pot's metal inner pot using the SAUTE function.
    2. Add chicken. cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Select CANCEL. Using tongs, transfer chicken to a medium bowl.
    3. Add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot.
    4. Place chicken in an even layer over the remaining ingredients.
    5. Secure the Instant Pot lid; set the pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL. Cook on high pressure 45 minutes. Then quick release the pressure.
    6. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, carefully transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Let it stand about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle, then chop.
    7. Stir chopped chicken and cream into the pot to thicken mixture. If you want a really thick soup, stir 2 tablespoons cornstarch into the cream before adding it to the pot.
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