Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Whether you’re a new mom, a veteran momma, or someone who works long hours and just doesn’t want to deal with putting in the effort and pretending to care about cooking a healthy dinner – this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is for you.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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A bowl of chicken tortilla soup with avocado, greek yogurt, and tortilla strips. Sprinkled with tex mex cheese.

Randa’s Tip: This recipe can be easily made in the slow cooker or over the stove, it will require the same steps – just a longer cooking time.

I’m really into fast weeknight meals lately. Long gone are the days where effort is being put into dinner, I’m exhausted.

Hey! It’s allowed, I’m growing a tiny human.

I’m finding that after I pick up my son from school, I’m done and the thought of cooking makes me an angry bear. Don’t even get me started on if it’s a hockey night.

I’m so darn tired. This will pass, right? I don’t remember being this exhausted while being pregnant with my son. Sigh, but then I guess I’ll be tired with a newborn.

The joys of motherhood. Okay – enough. I’m not complaining, just…venting. You guys know how it is.

A ladle lifting chicken tortilla soup out of an instant pot.
So while I was going through old blog posts, and came across an old rendition of a hearty chicken and rice tortilla soup from Campbells that was first published on TBK in April of 2010. I knew it was time for an update and an upgrade to make this recipe fit my current lifestyle (and to go with the times – the times of the Instant Pot). The current lifestyle being: I’m tired and don’t want to put in work. So the Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup was born.

Chicken and Rice Tortilla Soup

A bowl of chicken tortilla soup with a lime wedge, greek yogurt, avocado.

How do I make chicken tortilla soup Whole30 or Paleo? Easy peasy – just omit the tortillas and rice!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a quick and easy weeknight meal that takes no effort but is healthy, low calorie, and delicious.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken tortilla soup, instant pot recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 158kcal


  • 3 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tbsps lime juice
  • 2 tsps dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp  cumin
  • 1/2 tsp  chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Tortilla strips for garnish
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: avocado greek yogurt, cheese, etc.


  • Add all of the ingredients (except the toppings: tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, etc) into the Instant Pot.
  • Put on the lid and seal the vent. Turn cooking option to manual for 25 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot goes off, vent.
  • Take two forks and shred the chicken breasts. Test and add more salt if needed.
  • Serve into bowls and garnish with tortilla strips and optional avocado, sour cream, greek yogurt, etc.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18.5g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 54.2mg | Sodium: 689mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 3.6g
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19 comments on “Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup”

  1. Now this is my kinda comfort food. Thanks for the recipe

  2. This looks yummy, and healthy too! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from SITS.

  3. I’m visiting from SITS. Your soup looks yummy!

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  5. Mmmm, looks like a yummy supper for a cold day. 🙂

  6. This recipe is great. I’ve never thought of using salsa in soup before but it’s a great idea and I love the combination of salsa with the peppers and corn. yummy !

  7. I’m making this tonight, but I’d like to use some leftover rotisserie chicken. How should I adjust the cooking time?

    • Hey Christine, No keep it what it is. Soups are always better, the longer they cook (or the next day) and that usually includes the meat. 🙂

  8. I have made this soup before but never in my elec pressure cooker. Instead of rice I also add cilantro,
    Black beans, chick peas and garlic enjoy

  9. 5 stars
    Yum! I used fresh cilantro. Didn’t do the cumin etc and did Adobe and Sazon instead. Came out amazing! Making it again a week later. Also added one minute for my frozen chicken.  Thanks for the recipe! 

  10. What kind of salsa do you recommend? Thanks! 

    • Hey Lisa,

      I personally use the Old El Paso Restaurante (it’s basically salsa just blended a bit more so it’s not as chunky) but any salsa should work great 🙂

  11. Is the chicken frozen or thawed!? Would brown rice be an om replacement?

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  13. Made this for the first time tonight and it was SO yummy! Definitely adding this to our rotation and shared recipe with my mom so she can try!! Delicious  

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