If you need a healthy pantry meal, look no further! This Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada soup is made with two chicken breasts along with common pantry ingredients and spices. Eat it plain or dress it up with your favourite garnishes!
1lbchicken breast, boneless skinlessabout 2 large breasts
128 oz candiced tomatoes
115 oz canblack beans
14 oz candiced green chiliesoptional
freshly squeezed lime juiceto taste
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, make the spice mix. Stir all spices together and set aside.
Turn on the Sauté function on the Instant Pot and heat the olive oil. Add the diced onion and sauté until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the jalapeño, if using, and continue to sauté another couple minutes, then add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Turn off the Sauté function.
Pour in a bit of broth and deglaze the bottom of the insert (scrape up any bits of food stuck to the bottom), if necessary. Pour in the remaining broth, then add the chicken breasts, diced tomatoes, black beans, diced green chilies, the spice mix and tomato paste. Do not stir. Put the lid on the Instant Pot, set the vent to sealing and pressure cook on Manual High Pressure for 20 minutes. It will take about 20 minutes to come to pressure.
At the end of cooking time, allow a Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes, then Quick Release the remaining pressure. Carefully remove the chicken breasts to a large plate and add the corn to the soup to warm up. Shred the chicken using two forks, then stir it back into the soup.
Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime, to taste. Serve immediately with your favourite garnishes (grated cheese, diced avocado, sour cream/greek yogurt, corn chips, lime wedges). Cool any leftovers completely, then store in sealed storage containers in the refrigerator. Eat refrigerated leftovers within 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
This recipe was tested in a 6-quart Instant Pot model.
Inactive time indicates the time it takes to reach pressure and release pressure.
Nutrition estimate does not include optional garnishes.