Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

You’ll love this Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup, it’s full of flavor and lightened up with cauliflower rice. It’s low carb and dairy free!

It’s soup season!! I think I have officially acclimated to southern California. Sure the first year I was here I was wearing short sleeves year round and soaking in all the sun. I scoffed at those Californians wearing puffy jackets.

I mean, I don’t know if the weather changed or if I have, but these “winter” months are cold. Like, I wear the same giant east coast sweatpants use a seat heater in my car.

So with these chillier months happening and some sick kiddos home from school these past couple weeks, I started to think about our soup options.

And, I’m happy to report that my kiddos slurped this up! They wanted to add some shells to it so I dumped some into the soup and brought it to a boil for 10 minutes until the shells were soft. It’s cool that it’s super customizable if your kids want some fun noodles, you can totally add them after the fact.

Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

Today we’re sautéing up some onion, carrot, and celery to really bring out some beautiful underlying flavors in our soup, using cauliflower rice in place of traditional rice, and some coconut cream to give it a silky smooth finish.

I loved every bite of it and my child… my child loved his little mug filled with soup. It went over really well.

If you are a total soup person, you need to try this roasted tomato soup, this chicken zoodle soup, this beet and leek soup or this one pot chicken stew!!

So let’s jump into the recipe and make this Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup!! Set your instant pot to sauté for 5 minutes. Add the avocado oil, chopped onions, carrots, and celery into the pot. Stir frequently until golden brown.

Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

Once the onions are golden brown, add the broth, coconut cream, cauliflower rice, chicken, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Make sure the instant pot valve on the top it set to “seal.” Set the instant pot to high pressure for 25 minutes. After it’s done cooking, turn the knob to “vent” and allow all the steam to release. Then, remove the lid and take two forks to pull apart and shred the chicken. I found it was pretty easy to shred the chicken in the instant pot because the chicken is super juicy and tender. But, if it’s difficult for you, pull the chicken out of the pot, place on a cutting board and shred it with the forks. Then transfer the shredded chicken back into the pot.

Scoop into bowls and top with fresh thyme.

Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

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Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup


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You’ll love this Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup, it’s full of flavor and lightened up with cauliflower rice. It’s low carb and dairy free!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut cream
  • 10 oz. frozen or fresh cauliflower rice (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set your instant pot to sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the avocado oil, chopped onions, carrots, and celery into the pot.
  3. Stir frequently until golden brown.
  4. Once the onions are golden brown, add the broth, coconut cream, cauliflower rice, chicken, garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  5. Make sure the instant pot valve on the top it set to “seal.”
  6. Set the instant pot to high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. After it’s done cooking, turn the knob to “vent” and allow all the steam to release.
  8. Remove the lid and use two forks to pull apart and shred the chicken.
  9. I found it was pretty easy to shred the chicken in the instant pot because the chicken is super juicy and tender. But, if it’s difficult for you, pull the chicken out of the pot, place on a cutting board and shred it with the forks. Then transfer the shredded chicken back into the pot.
  10. Scoop into bowls and garnish with fresh thyme.

Notes

You can add noodles to this after you’ve shredded the chicken. Pour 2-3 cups of your favorite noodles into the pot and boil for 10 minutes until the noodles are soft. It’s cool that it’s super customizable if your kids want some fun noodles, you can totally add them after the fact.

Enjoy!! xo

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