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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-less Soup comes together in less than 30 minutes and just a handful of ingredients! So much flavor in this lightened up grain-free, Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly soup.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 312 kcal
Author Amy Rains


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 28 oz canned diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno for serving (optional)
  • 1 avocado for serving (optional)


  1. Select the saute function on the Instant Pot. Once the pot is hot, coat the bottom with oil. Toss in onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until veggies are softened and onion is translucent. Select cancel.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together paprika, cumin, chipotle spice powder, and sea salt. Dump in the Instant Pot and stir. Now pour in the the fire roasted tomatoes with juices. Continue to stir ingredients, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot so none of the veggies are sticking. Place the chicken on top, then pour broth over the mixture.

  3. Now secure the lid. Select the manual function and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Use a natural release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining steam. Once the pressure is completely released, remove the lid.

  4. Squeeze in lime juice and stir in any additional salt to taste. Shred the chicken with a fork, or use a knife to cut if needed.

  5. Serve hot with fresh cilantro, jalapeno and avocado, if using.

  6. For the slow cooker, dump all ingredients (not the lime, cilantro, jalapeno, or avocado). Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred chicken with a fork and serve hot with toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1311mg57%
Potassium 926mg26%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1345IU27%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.