Instant Pot Taco Chicken Soup - My family's favorite Instant Pot soup that is packed full of mouthwatering taco flavor! A savory broth filled with chicken, beans, corn, and salsa. Ready in 30 minutes!
Well, you guys are officially getting a double whammy of Instant Pot this week. I just posted my Instant Pot Mac and Cheese on Monday, and here we are again, but with a quick and comforting soup!
We had a crazy snowstorm move through this week and soup was necessary. This chicken soup is so amazing, and you can really customize it with extra hot sauce, taco seasoning, or even a little cayenne if you like it really spicy.
Probably my favorite thing about this soup is that it's so quick. I keep mentioning in every IP post that I put up that I have become obsessed, it's true! I love that pot so much. I love that I can cook everything all at once so fast, and this totally tastes like it simmered for hours.
If you haven't yet, definitely check out my Instant Pot Spaghetti, it's gotten rave reviews! Not too shabby considering that was my first IP recipe, right? These Instant Pot Country Style Ribs and my Instant Pot Beef Stew have also been reader favorites!
How to Make Instant Pot Taco Chicken Soup:
- While this soup is amazingly easy to make, there is one tip in particular that I think is super important. You will first saute your onions and garlic. Once they are soft, you want to deglaze the bottom of the pot with a bit of your chicken stock.
- Whether you are cooking meat or soup, it's especially important to deglaze your pot, so that you don't get the "burn" notice while your food is cooking.
- To do this, simply pour a small amount of broth into the bottom of the pot. Use a wooden spoon to stir and "scrape up" any brown bits that are on the bottom of the pot. Then, you can add the rest of your broth and remaining ingredients and you are set to go!
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Instant Pot Taco Chicken Soup
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Large Onion
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
- 1 ½ Pounds Chicken Breasts
- 3 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Can Black Beans
- 1 Can Pinto Beans
- 1 Can Corn
- 1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 Cup Salsa
- 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce, Optional
- Turn the instant pot on saute and add the olive oil and onion. Saute the onion for 2-3 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
- Pour in the chicken broth, stirring with a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pot.
- Turn the instant pot off.
- Add the chicken breasts, beans, corn, tomato sauce, salsa, and taco seasoning and stir well.
- Place the lid on the instant pot and set the pressure valve to sealing.
- Turn the instant pot to manual, high pressure, for 20 minutes. Quick release the pressure (NOTE: If liquid starts to come from the valve, seal, wait 5 minutes, and then release pressure.)
- Use two forks to shred the chicken and stir the soup well. Serve immediately with chips, cheese, and sour cream.
Easy and tasty! Have made this many many times.
Ann LeClair says
Easy and so flavorful! Threw it together quickly and it was delicious. I only had a pound of chicken breasts, so I used some chicken legs and removed the bones and shredded the meat after cooking.
Jen H says
From a woman that cannot cook and burns water... this recipe was perfect. Easy, great flavor, teenager approved. Next time I may add more beans and corn, only to give it a more Brunswick Stew taco style thickness.
Kari H. says
I'm excited to try this recipe and was wondering if I could cube my chicken prior to cooking? If so, would I need to lower the total cook time? I am very new to instant pot cooking 🙂
Sooooo good. I didn't make any modifications, and we loved it! Making it tomorrow for the second time this month!
Doubled this (except for the meat and the beans) and we all really enjoyed it. I will absolutely make this again.
Love this recipe. It is so easy and flavorful. I substituted rotisserie chicken and left out the pinto beans. Amazing flavor.
It doesn't say in the recipe if you drain anything.... I'm assuming you don't since it's going in the pressure cooker?
I've made this recipe a ton, delicious, and I always drain the beans and corn before dumping it in the pot. Enjoy!
Could you PLEASE also post your crock pot recipe for this? I've been making this for quite some time and now every time I go back it's for the insta pot which I don't own. I hate having a guess how to do this now. Could you please please repost??
For the crockpot, leave out the olive oil. Place all ingredients (except garnishes) in the slow cooker, stir, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken and stir back into soup.
Almost can't believe something so easy tastes this good! Instead of the salsa, I used a can of Rotelle. Excellent!
Very good! I wasn't expecting much honestly but it came out really nice. I say 5 stars just because its so easy to make and would also be easy to make alterations as well. I made it just as the recipe stated, but I only used 1 can of beans because that's all I had. I think the extra can would have made it perfect for me. Thanks for the recipe!
I've used this recipe for years now, this is one I always have under my belt for fall/winter, whole family loves it.
Mindy K Cline says
Best recipe for this dish. Its a home run each time. Perfect as is.
I'm giving 4 stars cause I changed a few ingredients. I use 5 cups broth, 1 tsp each cumin and chili powder along with taco seasonings. Just light kidney beans cause I hate the others and instead of sakas and chilee, 1 can petite diced tomatoes with green Chiles
Correction: petite ficed tomatoes instead of salsa..and certainly takes more than a couple mins to come to pressure, mine took 23 mins to come to pressure
This is a five star recipe. The best thing we’ve found to make in our Instapot. Just make sure to drain your beans and corn, and perhaps only use half of that small can of Adobe Peppers. Their flavor is amazing but they add a LOT of heat.
Love this recipe. If I double the recipe should I add time to the instapot?