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Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free)

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup (Gluten Free) - a super simple recipe that's big on flavor and totally family friendly! Slow cooker instruction and Whole30/Paleo versions included.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, easy recipes, gluten free, mexican soup, pressure cooker, tortilla soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 252kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 7 ounces can green chilis
  • 14.5 ounces black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2.5 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning see recipe below
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth


  • corn tortilla strips see below
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • diced avocado


  • Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot.  Seal lid and set for 12 minutes on Manual setting.
  • When cycle is complete, let pressure release naturally about 10-15 minutes.  Remove chicken breasts and shred.
  • Return chicken to the pot.  Serve with tortilla strips and other toppings as desired.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except toppings) in the slow cooker.  Cook on Low for 5-6 hours or High for 3-4 hours.  Shred the chicken.  Serve with toppings and tortilla strips if desired.

Corn Tortilla Strips

  • Cut corn tortillas into strips.  Heat 1-2 tablespoons of avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Place strips in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, turning throughout, until lightly golden brown.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Continue cooking in batches, adding more oil to the pan if needed.

For Whole30/Paleo diets

  • Omit black beans and corn.  Substitute with 2 chopped bell peppers.  Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, and green onions if desired.


Click here for Homemade Taco & Fajita Seasoning recipe
Note: nutrition facts do not include toppings


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3.8mg