Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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This Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup makes a great weeknight dinner! With only a few minutes of prep time you can have this on the table in around 30 minutes! While the soup is delicious on its own, the star of the show is definitely the toppings! You just can’t go wrong with sour cream, avocado, and jalapeño!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 3/4 cups/ 420 ml)

8.9 grams 4 grams 29.9 grams 10.7 grams 3 grams 268 calories
Total Carbs12.9grams
Net Carbs8.9grams
of which Saturated3grams
Magnesium66mg (17% RDA)
Potassium1,102mg (55% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (14%), protein (48%), fat (38%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced (158 g/ 5.6 oz)
  • 1 large jalapeño, minced (35 g/ 1.2 oz)
  • 240 ml sugar-free tomato sauce (8 fl oz)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 cups chicken broth (720 ml/ 3/4 quart)
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (450 g)
Optional toppings:
  • diced avocado
  • sliced jalapeno pepper
  • sour cream
  • minced cilantro
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  1. Drizzle the olive oil into the Instant Pot and set to Sauté. Add in the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes until soft. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, vinegar, chipotle chili, and spices. Pour into the pot. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  3. Add in the broth and chicken and give it a stir. Put the lid on and reset to Manual high pressure for 20 minutes. At the end of 20 minutes, release the vent valve. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  4. Remove the chicken and shred, add it back to the pot and give it a stir. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  5. To serve, top with desired toppings. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
  6. Enjoy hot or let it cool down and store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
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Comments (15)

Have you ever used frozen chicken in this recipe?  How would you alter the timing, liquid, etc?  Thanks, looks so yummy!!!


Hi Kate, I would still use defrosted because it cooks evenly. But if you use cubed frozen chicken (small pieces) thenI would think that 5 more minutes should be enough (more if using whole chicken breasts). Maybe someone else can comment? 😊


Hi....I normally use the poaching liquid (from poaching chicken breasts )as stock instead of commercial stock for soups. Would the protein and fat count change much? Thanks


Not at all! That is actually the ideal ingredient - use your own stock if you can.


Where do you get sugar free tomato sauce? Or is it something I have to make as well?


Hi Taylor, I get mine from a local grocery store - it should be 100% tomatoes, no added sugar.


Not having an instapot could someone share stovetop instructions?


I haven't made this soup on the stove but would cook it for 30-35 minutes. First on high heat, then reduce to medium-low once boiling and cover with a lid. I hope this helps!


Never made any kind of soup before and this is DELICIOUS!
I don’t have a instapot so I used my slow cooker on high for 6 hours.
Topped with avocado and sour cream. Definitely a keeper!! Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for sharing your slow cooker tips, I really appreciate that! 😊


Very good! Did mine on the stove, used leftover turkey instead and added a can of corn and 2 chopped plum tomatoes. If you wanted to stretch it to 6 servings, it would be great with another cup of broth and a rinsed can of black beans.
Thank you!


I made this tonight.  I don't have an Instapot, so I did it on the stovetop.  Phenomenal!!  Served it with avocado and some fat head crackers!!


This soup came out sooo good! I added shredded cabbage and fresh lime as a topper and my entire family loved it! This one is a keeper and the instant pot makes it so easy. Thanks for posting!


Planning on making it next week! It’s on my meal prep list 😊 I’m really happy to see instant pot recipes here. Such a easy tool and saves a lot of time. Looking forward to see more these ❤️


This enchilada soup sounds so delicious! very clever and tasty recipe in everyway 😊