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Instant Pot® Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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1 h 5 m servings 244
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place zucchini, shallots, poblano peppers, and carrots in a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 244 calories; 8.8 21.8 20.3 53 1170 Full nutrition

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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! ...

Used a third poblano pepper. Will likely make again. I think it was more than 8 servings

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 ki...

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 zucch...