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Instant Pot Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup |

Instant Pot Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 35 minutes plus time to come to pressure
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or corn oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 (14 oz) fire roasted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 3 Tbsp of taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 10 (8 inch corn tortillas) or 14 (5 1/2 inch corn tortillas), cut into 1 inch by 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz grated Monterey jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: avocados, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream, etc.


  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add in the oil and onion. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until tender. Add in the chicken broth.
  2. Add in the celery, carrots, tomatoes, chiles, taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chicken breasts and finally the tortillas. Turn off the sauté mode.
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set to cook on the SOUP for 10 minutes. When the time is up allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then manually vent to remove any excess pressure. Remove the lid.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred. Return the chicken back into the pot.
  5. Temper the sour cream by adding some hot soup liquid a little at a time and whisking until smooth. Slowly pour the tempered sour cream into the Instant Pot, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in the cheese, salt, and pepper the soup to taste. Serve in bowls and top with desired toppings.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes plus time to come to pressure
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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