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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18 comments on “Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup”

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

  2. Pingback: How to Eat Healthy On a Budget | Randa Derkson

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