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Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup

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Making dinner is even easier when you cook soup with a pressure cooker. Who would have thought that dinner prep could be even simpler than it was before? This Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup is a game changer.

We're loving all the fresh whole ingredients we're able to use and the time savings that cooking with an Instant Pot provides.

We love cooking with our Instant Pot. Especially when we're cooking up tasty comfort food favorites like Spaghetti and Meatballs, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, and Pork Carnitas...which is perfect for serving on tacos.

southwestern chicken soup with cheese on top in white and brown bowl

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Soup recipes are a go to dinner idea for a good part of the year. Whenever there is a chilly nip the air, a rainy day hits, or that inevitable blast of cold winter chill that blankets us for a good part of the year--its a good time for soup.

Southwestern Chicken Soup is a flavorful soup with a Mexican flare.

Think of tortilla soup, your favorite soupy chili, taco soup and all of the other wonderful Southwestern spiced up soups you've had in the past and just know that you're going to love this one too.

southwestern chicken soup with cheese on top in white and brown bowl


Yield: 4 Servings

Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Southwest Chicken Soup recipe is a healthy chicken soup recipe perfect for healthy easy weeknight dinners and staying on a whole foods healthy diet.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add oil to pot.
    2. While waiting for oil to heat, sprinkle dry seasoning mixture over chicken breasts.
    3. Once oil is heated, brown both sides of each piece of chicken. Set browned chicken aside.
    4. Add tomatoes, to pot, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Then add corn, beans and water to pot to cover ingredients. Stir and let simmer.
    5. Meanwhile, cut chicken breasts into bite-sized cubes. Return chicken to pot. Add more water if needed.
    6. Cancel sauté mode. Cover pot with lid. Set to high pressure for 8 minutes. Natural release.
    7. Serve hot


    Having a good bowl of soup is comforting, especially on very cold days. If you are not an expert in the kitchen, but you are curious to experiment a little, I share some simple tips that will help you make an exquisite broth. Take note!


    • To make a good broth you must always use cold water, in this way the flavors of the ingredients will be more intense.
    • Any amount of vegetables can be added to soups, but the most recommended are onions, carrots, garlic, joint, celery, tomato and mushrooms. These can be fried before with a little oil or butter.
    • Potato can also be added, but only if you are looking for a more consistent broth.
    • The proteins give great flavor to the soups, you can make use of any type of meat or chicken. You can also use bone scraps, when finished you take them out and that's it.
    • Increase the flavor of the soup by adding herbs, these can be: parsley, coriander, thyme and bay leaves. Spices should not be lacking either, don't be afraid to add whole pepper, cloves, turmeric, cumin or ginger.
    • To give a special flavor you can see white or red wine, as long as the ingredients combine well. Then the liquid should be allowed to evaporate a little and that's it.

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    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 473Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 96mgSodium 1579mgCarbohydrates 58gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 14gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 50g

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    • Jessica McCoy

      Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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      1. Hi Daniel. The recipe calls for water to be added, and I've updated it to specify adding it to cover ingredients in the pot. You'll want to add enough water to cover to the top of ingredients. You could alternatively use stock if you'd prefer.

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