Mexican Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com
Soups, stews and chili
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, frozen or fresh
- 2 cups Roasted-Tomatillo Salsa
- 4 cups Chicken Bone Broth, frozen or fresh
- 3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups peeled and sliced carrots
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- Garnish: chopped cilantro and diced avocado
- Place bone broth in Instant Pot and hit the sauté button. This helps it come to pressure a little faster. Add the carrots, garlic, sweet potatoes, salsa, chicken and lime juice in pot.
- Secure the lid and put on soup/ broth option for 35 mins for frozen chicken, or 15 minutes for fresh. For other machines, select High pressure for 35 minutes. Release the pressure and open the lid.
- Remove the chicken from the pot, and using 2 forks, shred the meat.
- Scoop all but 1/2 cup of the veggies into a blender and blend on high speed until pureed, about 15 seconds and then incorporate back into the soup.
- Add the chicken and baby spinach back into the pot and stir to wilt the spinach.
- Serve hot with avocado and cilantro on top.
- Place the chicken, salsa, broth, sweet potatoes, carrots, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a stockpot over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour over medium- low heat.
- Remove the chicken from the pot, and using 2 forks, pull the meat away from the bones and shred it. Set aside.
- Scoop 2 cups of vegetables from the soup and place in a blender with 1⁄4 cup of the broth. Purée the vegetables for 15 seconds and then incorporate back into the soup.
- Add the chicken and spinach to the pot and simmer for 10 minutes, until the spinach is slightly wilted.
- Serve hot, garnished with sliced avocado and fresh cilantro.
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This looks great! Any reason I shouldn’t use frozen cubed sweet potato? It’s easier obviously but also easier to find organic frozen where I live. Thanks!!
Is there any change in the cooking time if you use fresh chicken and broth?
Is there a suggested sub for the tomatillos for a nightshade free version? Am just starting the journey
What brand of bone broth are you using these days when you aren’t making your own?
Made this tonight and it was amazing. Just the right about of creaminess and spice. Thank you for sharing this on IG.
This sounds delicious! What other vegetable can I use instead of carrots? I’m not supposed to eat them :(.
You can sub the carrots with any vegetable that has the same texture. =D
Any chance you have freezer/reheating instructions for this soup? I make all the time but wanting to making it for someone else post partum. Thanks
Hi Katy! I love that you want to make this for someone post partum – prepped foods is such an amazing and helpful gift! You can freeze and reheat as you would any other dish; whether you want to freeze separate portions or freeze as a whole is up to you! I think separate portions is a great idea so she can just heat up what she needs when she wants it!
Any changes to cook time if using chicken breasts??
No! You can use the same cook time – the difference in time would be whether you are using fresh vs frozen. Enjoy!
Is there a substitute for the Roasted-Tomatillo Salsa? I have to avoid night shades.
We love this recipe! I make this several tines a year.
Made this tonight and it is SO delicious!!
Such a nurishing, filling, delicious recipe!
Delicious soup! I’ve made this many times and I recently brought it to my sick mother-in-law who loved it. The flavors are amazing. To save time, I’ve put in cooked chicken at the very end.
I love that tidbit for a shortcut by using cooked chicken! Thank you for sharing.
Made this last night and it was Sooooo good!!!!
Yay! So glad that you enjoyed it. This is one of my go-to recipes for a comfy soup that comes together easily!
This looks great! Do you have instructions for making it on the stove top or in a slow cooker? Thanks !