Alice Engelbrink Houston Instant Pot Tortilla Soup

Alice Engelbrink Houston’s recipe for quick and easy Instant Pot Tortilla Soup comes together easily and all in one pot. Just dump and push start. This Instant Pot Tortilla Soup can be made with pantry staples and freezer items, so you can keep the ingredients and make this a last minute meal any time.



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Quick and Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Instant Pot

By: Alice Engelbrink

This is a really fast recipe for Chicken Tortilla soup in the Instant Pot. You can just dump and push start to make this recipe. Read about Alice Engelbrink’s super fast Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Instant Pot below. 

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  • 4 frozen chicken breasts
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbs chicken better than boullion
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans (or other if you prefer)
  • 1 jar salsa (around 12 oz. picante style salsa)

This is the easiest chicken tortilla soup ever. Dump the ingredients into the instant pot and push start. Set the vent to close, and set the instant pot to cook for 15 minutes on manual. Let it natural steam release (closed) until the pin drops. During the cooking time, cut about 10 corn tortillas into 1-inch squares and toast if you like. You can also add them directly to the soup, but slightly toasting first will help them retain their shape. 

When the pin drops on the instant pot, turn the lid to open and open away from you. Makes approximately 4 servings. Alice Engelbrink’s tortilla soup in the instant pot has optional toppings including a squeeze of lime juice, splash of hot sauce, cilantro, avocado, and sour cream. 

alice engelbrink tortilla soup instant pot dump and push start
alice engelbrink instant pot tortilla soup dump and push start

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add all ingredients except the tortillas into the Instant Pot. Close lid and set vent to closed

Step 2

Set Instant Pot to manual mode for 15 minutes. Then leave vent closed for natural pressure release.

Step 3

When the instant pot pressure has naturally released, the pin will drop. Open the lid away from you for safety. 

Step 4

Add the chopped, toasted tortillas and stir just enough to incorporate. 

Step 5

Makes approximately 4 servings. Alice Engelbrink recommends optional toppings like a splash of lime juice, shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack cheese, green onions, jalapeno, or a splash of hot sauce and sour cream. 

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