A hearty version of chicken tortilla soup made in the Instant Pot®. Top soup with avocado, pepper Jack cheese, fresh cilantro, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, and hot sauce. This is great for freezing!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place zucchini, shallots, poblano peppers, and carrots in a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add cumin, salt, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper; stir well to combine. Add oil. Turn on cooker and select Saute function. Cook and stir until just slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in tomatoes. Nestle chicken thighs into the mixture. Add stock and bay leaves.

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  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Transfer chicken thighs to a plate and remove skin, bones, and any cartilage. Shred into bite-sized pieces. Add shredded chicken back to the pot. Stir in black beans and lime juice.

Cook's Notes:

You can use an onion in place of the shallots.

You can use olive or avocado oil in place of the grapeseed oil.

If using frozen chicken thighs, set cook time to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 20.3g; carbohydrates 21.8g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 53mg; sodium 1169.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
I'm always looking for healthy meals to make in my pressure cooker and glad I tried this one. Only thing different was I used breasts instead of thighs and added corn. Whole family loved it! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2018
These instruction on how to cook in the instant pot or any other EPC are bad! You shouldn t add your food to a cold pot and then turn on sauté. The amount of cook time is way off too Your zucchini will be mush after all that cooking 5 minutes HP with about 5 minutes natural release is enough time to cook the chicken Then add the zucchini and beans close the lid and let the soup sit for about 5 minutes Read More
(5)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2018
These instruction on how to cook in the instant pot or any other EPC are bad! You shouldn t add your food to a cold pot and then turn on sauté. The amount of cook time is way off too Your zucchini will be mush after all that cooking 5 minutes HP with about 5 minutes natural release is enough time to cook the chicken Then add the zucchini and beans close the lid and let the soup sit for about 5 minutes Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2018
I'm always looking for healthy meals to make in my pressure cooker and glad I tried this one. Only thing different was I used breasts instead of thighs and added corn. Whole family loved it! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2019
I also added a small package of sweet frozen corn with the black beans and lime. It was amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2019
So yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2020
No substitutions necessary, this is a wonderful recipe and is even better the next day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
This soup turned out AWESOME just exactly as written. I like it with lots of lime juice fresh cilantro and a little dollop of sour cream on top. I will definitely make this again! Even the kids liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2018
I made several substitutions to use up things I had and avoid a trip to the grocery store and it turned out amazing! I love recipes that turn out good even with substitutions! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
I used chicken breast and I have to say that it was one of the best chicken tortilla soups that I have tried. The chicken was very tender and the mixture of the soup was very tasty. My family even ate the leftovers and THAT says a lot! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2019
this has become one of my favorites Read More
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