Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Instant Pot


Everyone asks for this recipe... It's easy to make and adapt to your own level of spiciness. Kids love it! And for the kids who don't, you can use some of the shredded chicken in a quick chicken quesadilla! Win-win! Optional toppings and mix-ins: avocado slices, shredded Mexican cheese, rice, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch chili powder, or to taste

  • ½ cup crushed tortilla chips, or to taste


  1. Combine chicken broth, diced tomatoes and chiles, chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce, corn, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and chili powder in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Close and lock the lid. Select Poultry setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  3. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the soup. Ladle into individual bowls to serve and top with crushed tortilla chips.

Cook's Notes:

Use mild or spicy RO*TEL and mild or spicy enchilada sauce.

You can cook this in a slow cooker on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

Use toppings of your choice but we at least recommend having the crushed tortilla chips... Game changer!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
3g Fat
25g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1440mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 542mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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