Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot)

by Living Freely Gluten Free

You will love this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe all year long. Sometimes you reserve soups for fall and winter, but this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe is perfect for any season. I particularly love it in the summer because you can make this a chicken tortilla soup slow cooker recipe very easily, or make it in the instant pot.

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Today I forgot to take meat out to thaw and I couldn’t decide what to make until it was almost too late. There was chicken in the freezer, but it was frozen solid. I remembered I had cooked frozen chicken in my instant before when I make my Chicken Salsa recipe, so I decided it was time to create an easy chicken tortilla soup recipe!

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is that you can also make this a chicken tortilla soup slow cooker recipe by just adding all of the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. However, if you want it done quickly and have an instant pot then I would recommend using it.
Feeding my kids can be a challenge, but they always seem to enjoy soups, especially my son. My almost 2 year old slurped her entire bowl before the 3 of us had even gotten 5 bites down. I also invited family over for dinner last week and served this along with my Ground Beef Tacos recipe. It filled everyone up and even my step dad complimented who usually doesn’t eat things like this. You should have seen his face when I handed him the bowl, lol.
It truly does not take much to make this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe. The ingredients are easy to find and inexpensive as well, so its always an easy weeknight alternative.

 


How do I make this a Chicken Tortilla Soup Slow Cooker recipe?

It’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients to your cook pot except for the tortilla strips and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

How do I use my Instant Pot to shred the chicken?

First I used my Instant Pot to cook the chicken breast. I simply put all of the chicken in (it was frozen too!) with 1 cup of broth and let it cook for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes in the Instant Pot the chicken shredded with ease. I drained the broth and then used the Instant Pot to cook the soup.

How do I make this easy chicken tortilla soup recipe?

Add all of the ingredients except for the garnishes and tortillas to the instant pot and cook on the soup setting.
While the soup is cooking you can make the tortilla strips by either frying them in oil on the stove top, or brushing them with oil and broiling them in the oven for 2 or so minutes. Keep a close eye if you broil. Another option is adding crushed tortilla chips to the top.

If you want to make this in the crock pot just add all of the ingredients minus the cilantro garnish and tortilla chips to the crock pot (already cooked and shredded chicken only) and cook on low for 6 hours. Enjoy!

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup


Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Tortilla Soup, Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts shredded
  • 1 Can of Green Chiles
  • 1 Can or 2 cups of Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans drained
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Can or 2 Cups of Frozen Corn drained
  • 4 Cups of Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro Reserve 1/4 of it for garnish
  • 1 Tsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 10 Corn Tortillas or a Few Cups of Crushed Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the garnishes and tortillas to the instant pot and cook on the soup setting. 

  2. While the soup is cooking you can make the tortilla strips by either frying them in oil on the stove top, or brushing them with oil and broiling them in the oven for 2 or so minutes. Keep a close eye if you broil. Another option is adding crushed tortilla chips to the top.
  3. If you want to make this in the crock pot just add all of the ingredients minus the cilantro garnish and tortilla chips to the crock pot (already cooked and shredded chicken only) and cook on low for 6 hours. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1260mg55%
Potassium 763mg22%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jerri Crandell August 29, 2018 - 1:57 am

So tasty!

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