Instant-Pot Chicken Taco Soup


If you love tacos, this Instant Pot chicken taco soup won't disappoint. Silky strained tomatoes add body, while shredded chicken, beans and spices add those rich and spicy familiar flavors. And don't forget the toppings! Melted cheese, creamy sour cream and crushed tortilla chips round out this new family favorite.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 ½ pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 26.5-ounce carton strained tomatoes (such as Pomì)

  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained

  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 ½ cups tortilla chips (about 2 ounces), broken into pieces

  • ½ cup chopped scallions

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Combine chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and paprika in a small bowl; sprinkle the mixture evenly all over chicken. Set aside.

  2. Select Sauté setting on a programmable pressure multicooker (such as Instant Pot; times, instructions and settings may vary according to cooker brand or model). Select High temperature setting and allow to preheat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add oil to the cooker. Working in 2 batches, add the chicken; cook until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  3. Press Cancel. Add strained tomatoes, diced tomatoes, black beans, pinto beans, chiles, broth, corn and salt. Nestle the chicken into the mixture. Cover the cooker and lock the lid in place. Turn the steam release handle to Sealing position. Select Manual/Pressure Cook setting. Select High pressure for 10 minutes. (It will take 10 to 15 minutes for the cooker to come up to pressure before cooking begins.)

  4. When the cooking has finished, carefully turn the steam release handle to Venting position and let steam fully escape (the float valve will drop; this will take 2 to 3 minutes). Remove the lid from the cooker. Transfer the chicken to a plate; using 2 forks, shred into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Stir the chicken back into the soup. Ladle evenly into 8 bowls; top with cheese, chips, scallions, cilantro and sour cream.


Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
19g Fat
36g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/3 cups soup, plus toppings
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Vitamin A 1808IU 36%
Vitamin C 84mg 94%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 5mg 27%
Magnesium 87mg 21%
Potassium 889mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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