Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

No need to turn the stove on to make delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup! This Instant Pot chicken soup recipe with Mexican flavors is ready in 30 minutes!


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 4 cups (32 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 4 corn tortillas, sliced into 1 inch strips
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. In a 6 qt Instant Pot, add olive oil to pot and turn on "SAUTE" function. When hot, add in the onion, jalapeno, and garlic, cooking for about 2 minutes, until onions are translucent in color.
  2. Add chicken tenderloins and continue the saute function for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Deglaze the pot by adding in the chicken broth. Scrape the bits on the bottom of the pot completely so nothing is sticking. Turn Instant Pot off.
  4. Add in cumin, chili powder, Rotel tomatoes (don't drain), black beans, and corn (don't drain). Stir gently. Top with tortilla strips (do not stir at this point).
  5. Secure the lid in place and select "SEALING" with the valve on top.
  6. Select HIGH PRESSURE for a cook time of 7 minutes. When cook time ends, allow to naturally release pressure for ten minutes. Do a quick release of remaining pressure by moving the valve on top to "VENTING."
  7. Open the lid and shred the chicken with two forks (or remove to a cutting board and shred it). Squeeze one lime into the pot and serve.
  8. Top soup with crunchy tortilla strips, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, and cheese. ENJOY.


  • You can also use chicken thighs or chicken breast. Just make sure to pound them to even thickness so they cook properly.
  • Recipe tested in a 6qt Instant Pot only.
  • Deglazing the pot is very important to prevent the burn notice. When adding the broth, use a wooden spoon to scrape any cooked bits of chicken or vegetables from the bottom.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 871mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 36g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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