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Instant Pot Soup
Easy Recipe for Leftovers
This is a great recipe for leftover cooker chicken or turkey. i made a turkey breast for a Thanksgiving meal and had about half the breast left. I slides it up and chopped it into pieces and threw it in the pot for the soup. I spent maybe 5 minutes in the kitchen before and after it was cooked while I was working from home (Welcome to 2020).
Who doesn't need a good easy recipe to warm you up!
Dump into Instant Pot:
- Leftover Turkey, chopped
- 1 box rice a roni long grain & wild rice
- 1 onion, chopped
- carrots, chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- leftover chicken, replaces turkey
- milk, replaces heavy cream
- evaporated milk, replaces heavy cream
- frozen mixed veggies, easily replacement for chopping
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6 -8 servings depending on the amount of meat/veg
- Turn the Instant pot to Saute. Saute onion and carrots for about 3-4 minutes as you prep the rest of your ingredients
- Pour in broth and water into the instant pot over the vegtables.
- Add turkey or chicken, make sure it is cooked and chopped.
- Add the rice from the box mix to the instant pot. Stir
- Add the seasoning packet from the box mix. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
- Turn off Saute and put lid on the instant pot. Make sure it is sealed. Set the instant pot for 3 minutes on manual
- After IP finished let natural release (don't do anything) for about 5 minutes. Then release the rest of the steam.
- Scoop out about 1/4 cup broth from the pot and mix it with the constrach. Add more cornstarch or broth until you get a good glue like consistency.
- Add the 1/2 cup cream. and stir as you are adding.
- Add the cornstarch slurry to the soup. Stir and let sit for a minute or two.
- Finished! Enjoy your soup
Could you use raw meat?
Yes - Cook in IP for 8 minutes instead of 3 if using raw chicken or turkey pieces. Make sure that they are cubed and not a whole breast.
A quick easy meal
I made this today and used frozen vegetables - I don't like peas or greens beans but had an open bag of mixed veggies in the freezer so I picked out the green and added the corn and carrots to my soup today. Don't tell me husband he will make fun of my for not eating green.
I also didn't have cream but I had half a can of evaporated milk leftover from making pumpkin pie so I used that today instead. Any milk based item will work to create this cream soup. I have used half and half and milk before because I just use whatever is already in my fridge.
This also gave me a chance to use my new electric salt and pepper shakers. My kids were very confused with the noises coming from the kitchen. I mena I wasn't swearing at the former broken pepper grinder that kept pinching my hand.
I make a lot of different soups and meals with my instant pot but more times than not I am winging my recipes base don years of cooking experience. I am in no way a trained chef other than my grandma having a degree in culinary arts and my other grandma owning a restaurant therefore both of my parents are amazing at cooking and whipping up great meals with little ingredients and rarely a recipe. My husband gained 20 (well needed) pounds after we got married simply because I like to cook good meals. After 18 years of marriage he rarely complains but every once in while a non recipe does go terrible arry - pizza takeout sometimes has to happen.
I didn't have a good crusting bread to enjoy with it which was mildly disappointing. A good warm crusty bread makes this soup perfection. Think Panera soup lunch. I miss my weekly trips to Panera for lunch.
Everyone always wonder why there are all these ramblings as part of recipes because you have to have a minimum word count in order to publish, I know everyone just wants to see the recipe so I try to keep my recipes towards the top and the ramblings towards the bottom. So feel free to ignore my ramblings as I try to reach the 750 minimum word count when all you really want is the recipe.
Rice A Roni
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 30, 2020:
I do not have an instant pot, but I do like making many different kinds of soup. Often they are by guess and by gosh, depending on what I have on hand. By the way, recipes do not have to hit that 750-word count, at least, that is my experience. Your recipe sounds like a winner!