I have simplified my previously simple Tortilla Soup Recipe even more, by cooking it all in one step, in the Instant Pot, but without compromising the flavor. There’s really only one manual step, but this one is an important one. It’s essential to sauté the vegetables until they thicken. This will take at most 10 minutes, but will add a world of flavor to your soup.
This is without a doubt, a robust, spicy soup. If you need a milder version, you should cut down on the canned chipotle chile, but as this brings a lot of flavor to the soup, it may make it a little less flavorful. I also learned that you should use lean breast meat for this. I used chicken thighs with a little fat left on them and it did make the soup a little greasy. Not bad for keto, but lean chicken is probably better.
Steps for this recipe:
- Blend vegetables together
- Stir and thicken them for 10 minues
- Cook everything together at high pressure for 20 minutes
- Shred chicken and add back
- 1/2 cup rough chopped onion
- 1 c chopped tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 chipotle chili in adobe sauce from can with 1 teaspoon sauce
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoons oil
- 2 large chicken breasts with or without bone
- 4 cups water
- 2 corn tortillas cut into small pieces (optional)
In a blender, blend together onion, tomatoes, garlic, chipotle chili, jalapeno, salt, and cilantro.
Turn your electric Instant Pot on to sauté, for 12 minutes, and when it is hot, add the oil.
Once the oil starts shimmering, pour in the blended vegetables and stir well. Keep stirring on and off for 10 minutes until the sauce is relatively thickened.
Add in 4 cups of water, and if you're using the corn tortillas to thicken, add them now
Add in chicken breast cut into big pieces (you'll need to fish them out to shred them later)
Set your Instant Pot to manual, high pressure 20 minutes and let it release pressure naturally when finished ( although I was impatient and QR'ed and nothing bad happened).
Remove and shred the chicken, add back, and serve with cheese, slices of avocado, corn tortilla strips or other garnishes