4.22 from 28 votes
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A spicy and comforting Mexican soup loaded with tender cooked chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn and smokey peppers.

Course: dinner, Entree, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tortilla soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 621 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 corn tortillas cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 cup fire roasted tomatoes or fresh tomato diced
  • ½ jalapeno minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon paprika optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 avocado diced
Tortilla chips
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  1. Add oil, onion, tortillas pieces, tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, beans and corn to the Instant Pot and give a quick stir. Add chicken breasts, broth, salt and paprika. Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Pressure Cook for 8 mins followed by 10 minute natural pressure release.
  2. Open the Instant Pot, take out the chicken breasts and shred them into small pieces with fork. Add the shredded chicken to the soup. Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode and bring the soup to a boil. Mix well.

  3. Serve the chicken tortilla soup hot, topped with cilantro, shredded pepper jack cheese and baked tortilla chips.

Here is how to make the baked tortilla chips:
  1. Cut the remeining tortillas into triangular pieces using a pizza cutter. Line the baking Arrange in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for for 10-15 mins, turning them once half way through. Allow to cool.

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Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 1057mg46%
Potassium 1164mg33%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 1170IU23%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 316mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.