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Dairy Free Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Dairy Free Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a delicious and easy slow cooker meal! It is a dupe for Panera Bread's Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup and tastes exactly like it! Except gluten free, dairy free and packed with nutrients. 
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt , more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Cashew Cream

  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 3/4 cup water

Nut free alternative

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Instant Pot

Instructions
 

  • Add the cashews to a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them soak on the counter while the soup cooks.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (except for cashew cream) into the slow cooker. Stir. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-10 hours. Remove the chicken and shred it using two forks. Add it back into the slow cooker.
  • Make the cashew cream: Blend the cashews and water together on high speed until it is very smooth and creamy. Pour the cream (or coconut milk or Nutpods) into the slow cooker. Stir. Serve topped with fresh parsley (if desired) and enjoy!

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Add all ingredients (except cashew cream) into the instant pot. Stir well. Cook for 35 minutes on high pressure. Manually release the steam. Remove the chicken and shred it using two forks, then add it back to the pot.
  • Make the cashew cream: Blend the cashews and water together on high speed until it is very smooth and creamy. Pour the cream (or coconut milk or Nutpods) into the Instant Pot. Stir. Serve topped with fresh parsley (if desired) and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1418mg, Potassium: 1032mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3674IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 4mg