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!

Chicken Taco Instant Pot Soup

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.

Instant Pot chicken taco soup

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!

Instant Pot chicken soup with taco flavor



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Instant Pot Taco Chicken Soup

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!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • 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.


NOTE:  I do not include time for the pot to come to pressure in this recipe.  For me, it only took a couple of minutes.  It is not included due to the fact that this seems to vary based on which pot you have.


Calories: 197kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    My favorite and my family’s favorite soup!! It’s like a chicken chili for me.

    Super easy and fun to make.

  2. 5 stars
    Very tasty! Love how it came together so quick. Used some COSTCO roasted chicken and shortened the cooking time to 11 minutes.

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy and light. Almost no effort and it’s made with things you usually have on hand. Great flavor too!

  4. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 5 stars
    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.

  6. 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 🙂

    1. I am throwing in some cut up already cooked rotisserie chicken and with my expertise in 10 years of instant pot, I would do only 5 or 6 minutes on high with a full release if using cooked chicken