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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

In this cold weather, we were craving a good soup, but needed a new recipe. I created this one from two different recipes that I found. 

Instant Pot Ingredients:
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 c. uncooked wild rice
8 oz. fresh baby bella mushrooms, sliced
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For Roux/Thickener:
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 c. flour
2 cups milk 

For chicken (optional): 
1 large chicken breast, seasoned with your choice of seasonings (I chose Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning)
~For this you could also use cooked chicken leftovers or a rotisserie chicken~

1. Add all Instant Pot ingredients to the pot and cook on the Pressure Cook setting for 45 minutes. Release the steam when completed. 

2. While the Instant Pot is cooking, preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken and add to a baking sheet. Cook for about 25 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 165. Shred using tw…

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