30 Minute Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Looking for the perfect and easy (not to mention healthy!) soup to make in your pressure cooker? Try this delicious Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup recipe! Cooks up in just 30 minutes with minimal prep time. 

WW Chicken Tortilla Soup Instant Pot

Old School Soup Cooking

Traditionally, soup was a recipe that my mom would cook on the stove top.  After adding all of the ingredients to the big stock pot, that soup would simmer for HOURS until it was finally ready to eat for dinner. Slowly the stock pot was replaced by the slow cooker. Still, it took that soup a long time to cook.

So the next time you are in the mood to enjoy some homemade soup, let the Instant Pot cut literal hours off the cooktime for the same delicious end result!

Soup Recipes are Perfect for Beginner Instant Pot Users

If you’re anything like me, you might find the Instant Pot to be intimidating, especially as you first start out with it. Heck, it took me WEEKS to open my Instant Pot when I first got it! When we finally opened it up, we started out by making some verrrrry easy meals. For example, Instant Pot fajita chicken.

After a few weeks of these “safe” recipes, we ventured out a little. We tried hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot using the egg function.  I will never ever make these eggs on the stove top again!

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

It’s hard to narrow down my favorite aspects of this recipe. Maybe the fact that it tastes delicious? Takes just 10 minutes to prep? Cooks in just 30 minutes? Okay, okay, all of the above.

If you are into meal prepping on the weekend, this easy recipe is a great candidate. You can cook it ahead of time and store for a few days in the refrigerator or freeze for up to a few months! This soup would be perfect for a potluck contribution, or to gift to a friend who you are trying to help out with meals.

Make sure you scroll down to get the printable recipe card for this delicious meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

To make this soup, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 15.5-ounce can chili beans
  • 10-ounce bag frozen corn
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional topping)
  • sour cream or plain nonfat Greek yogurt (optional topping)
  • jalapeno pepper slices (optional garnish)

How to make the soup

1. Add vegetable oil to your Instant Pot and set to sauté mode. Let the oil heat for about 1 minute and then add the onions. Sauté the onions for about 5 minutes, until they turn translucent in color. Next, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Sauteed Onions Instant Pot

2. Turn off the Instant Pot. Add the chicken broth and water, scraping the bottom of the pot with a spatula to deglaze the pot.

Broth Instant Pot

3. Add the taco seasoning, followed by the chicken.

Chicken Added to Instant Pot

4. Next, add the tomatoes with chilies, chili beans, and corn. Stir to combine.

5. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 30 minutes. When the cook time is up, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release remaining pressure.

6. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and remove the chicken breast. Shred the chicken and place it back in the pot.

Shredded Chicken

7. Stir shredded chicken back into the soup and serve!

Instant Pot Soup Ladle

30 Minute Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy, delicious, healthy soup option that cooks in just 30 minutes in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dinner, freezer meal, instant pot, lunch, soup
Servings: 5

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 15.5 oz can chili beans
  • 10 oz bag frozen corn
  • shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend Cheese optional topping
  • sour cream or nonfat plain Greek yogurt optional topping
  • sliced jalapeno peppers optional garnish

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add vegetable oil and allow the oil to heat up for about 1 minute.
  • Add onions and sauté until they become translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.
    Sauteed Onions Instant Pot
  • Turn off Instant Pot.
  • Add chicken broth and water. Use a spatula to deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom.
    Broth Instant Pot
  • Add packet of taco seasoning.
  • Add chicken, tomatoes with chilies, chili beans, and corn. Stir until the ingredients are combined.
    Chicken Added to Instant Pot
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook for 30 minutes.
  • When the cook time is up, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then do a quick release to release remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid and remove the chicken. Shred the chicken and return it to the pot, giving the ingredients a stir.
    Shredded Chicken
  • Optional toppings: shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend cheese, sour cream (or substitute nonfat plain Greek yogurt to keep the calorie down)
    Optional garnish: jalapeno pepper slices
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Instant Pot Soup Ladle

I hope that you will give this recipe! If you do, let me know what you thought!

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