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Yummy Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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The Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is so good! I made it one time and my family loved it so now it’s a staple in our house. We’ve actually starting doubling the recipe! Using chicken breasts makes this dish so good and adding on the fun toppings makes it great as well. Be certain to peek at our hearty and simple chicken recipes.

Cooking on high pressure with your pressure cooker makes this soup ready in just 30 minutes of time! Such a simple and delicious dish.

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When you can pressure cook your chicken, it makes every chicken dish an absolute breeze. Plus it helps to keep the chicken meat nice and tender, too!

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Using your Instant Pot makes this simple recipe a breeze. Make certain that you follow the cooking time and don’t forget to be careful when you do your quick release at the end. It’s literally as easy as adding in the ingredients and waiting for your Instant Pot to cook it all up!

Everyone in my house loves the taste of this recipe and we have even been known to dip our tortilla chips in it as well. The flavor of this soup recipe is just so good!

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What toppings go well with this chicken tortilla soup?

You can easily add whatever toppings that you want but some of my favorites or shredded cheese, sour cream, cooked black beans, tortilla strips, and a squeeze or two of lime juice as well.

So many fun flavors can be added to change up the taste.

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Best Soup Recipes:

Once you make this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe, you’re going to want to have more soup recipes in your very near future. As you can see from the links below, I’ve gathered up some of the best ones that you can easily make at home.

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Asparagus Soup is one of my favorite flavors of soup and I think you’ll love it, too.

Carrot Soup is one flavor that you’re going to love and crave.

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Can you use precooked chicken for this soup recipe?

You can. Rotisserie chicken is a great option and you can even use canned chicken if you want. The taste will be a bit different but it’s still yummy.

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instant pot chicken tortilla soup recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Don't miss out on the flavors of this soup recipe!


  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning mix
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with chilies (10-ounce)
  • 1 can of chili beans (15.5-ounce)
  • 1 bag of frozen corn (10 ounces)


  1. Set your Instant Pot to saute and put in the oil. Once the oil is hot, add in the onions and saute for about 5 minutes. Then add in the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Turn off your Instant Pot and put in the water and the chicken broth. Use a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pot to help deglaze it.
  3. Add in the taco seasoning and mix with the liquid.
  4. Next put in the tomatoes, chili beans, chicken, and corn. Stir.
  5. Put on the lid to your Instant Pot and put the pressure cook for 30 minutes. Once the time is down, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then do a quick release the rest.
  6. Take off the lid and take out the chicken breast. Shred and put back in the Instant Pot. Stir, and then serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 1286mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/31/2020

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Tuesday 11th of January 2022

I don't have an Insta-Pot, but would love to have a version of the recipes you post for the crock pot if possible. Thank you, I've made great meals from your recipes.

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

YES! I need to get pictures of this in the slow cooker for sure. Until I get to it, here you go:

You can use the same ingredients, except leave out the oil and use only one cup of water. The crockpot creates moisture.

Put the beans and the corn in the crockpot and set the chicken breast on top. Pour everything else over the chicken breast.

Then, cook on low for about 4 hours if the chicken breast is NOT frozen. If it is frozen, cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Then, remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred it. I stick mine in my stand mixer with the flat beater. This shreds so well!

Finally, mix it all together and check the consistency.

NOTE: If it feels too thick, grab a microwave-safe cup and put a chicken bouillon cube in it. Fill it with water and microwave it on high for about 45 seconds. Add that to the crockpot and stir well.

Serve with tortilla strips and/or saltines. :-)

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