Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

5 from 2 reviews

Easy and Healthy Instant Pot chicken tortilla soup you can make in 30 minutes. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pressure cooker. Stovetop and slow cooker instructions included. It’s THE BEST stick to your ribs soup!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 8 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large chicken breast, boneless & skinless
  • 15 oz can low sodium black beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups corn, fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 2 x 15 oz cans tomato sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Avocado, red onion, cilantro and lime, for garnish


  1. On Instant Pot, press Saute and wait until display says Hot. Add 1 tbsp oil and garlic; saute for about 1 minute.
  2. Press Cancel and add half of tortilla strips. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chicken, black beans, corn, chicken broth, tomato sauce, chipotle in adobo, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Close the lid, turn pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cooking on High for 20 minutes.
  5. While soup is cooking, preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl remaining 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Add tortilla strips and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crispy, stirring occasionally.
  6. After Instant Pot has finished cooking, release pressure using Quick Release method by turning valve to Venting.
  7. When pressure subsides, open the lid and shred chicken with 2 forks right in the pot.
  8. Stir and serve hot with tortilla strips and garnishes.


You can use frozen chicken breast. No changes necessary.

I did not have a good experience with frying tortilla in Instant Pot as it kept sticking and falling apart. Later on residue caused the “Burn” message. Just fry tortilla strips on the stove if your Instant Pot is sticky like mine.

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