You’ve never had a hearty soup until you’ve had this Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup. It’s a great sipper combined with a hearty taste and texture as well. And if you want to have a soup that you can add in a little bit of spicy taste, this one allows you to do just that!
Trust me on this one…one bowl of this homemade soup just isn’t going to be enough! And if you’re on the weight watchers diet, you’ll love to know that this is zero points on the weight watchers plans! Guilt-free and tasty? Yes, please!
Why We Love Chicken Fajita Soup
- The Instant Pot makes this delicious soup even easier to prepare, with only 5 minutes of active cooking time.
- It’s a one-pot meal, which means less dishes to wash afterwards.
- The flavors of chicken fajitas are combined in a warm and comforting soup that’s perfect for cold days or when you’re feeling under the weather.
- This recipe is packed with protein from the chicken and fiber from the vegetables, making it a nutritious meal option.
Ingredients For Chicken Fajita Soup
- Olive Oil: Used for sautéing onion and peppers, it helps extract and develop their flavors.
- White Onion: Adds a sweet depth of flavor that complements the chicken and peppers.
- Red Bell Pepper & Green Bell Pepper: Add a sweet yet slightly spicy flavor and vibrant color to the soup.
- Chicken Breast: Provides the protein base of the soup and absorbs the flavors of the other ingredients well.
- Fajita Seasoning: Adds a blend of spices that gives the soup its characteristic Tex-Mex flavor.
- Chicken Broth: Forms the liquid base of the soup, adding a savory richness.
- Water: Used to adjust the consistency of the soup to your liking.
How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup?
Turn pot on saute mode. Add in olive oil. Add in sliced onion.
Next add your bell peppers and saute the vegetables for about three minutes.
Add chicken breast on top. Frozen can be added for the same cook time you do not need to add more time. Pour in chicken broth.
Add in water to fill line. Add entire packet of fajita seasoning. Stir well.
Turn off saute mode. Place lid on the instant pot. Turn valve to sealed position. Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 20 minutes.
After the timer has counted down and beeps release the pressure.
Serve with a side of tortillas, sour cream, and cheese of choice.
Tips for Making the Best Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for a more tender and flavorful meat.
- For a thicker soup, sauté the vegetables before adding in the other ingredients.
- To make this soup even more budget-friendly, use frozen vegetables instead of fresh.
- Don’t be afraid to play around with different spices and seasonings to find your perfect flavor profile.
What To Serve With Chicken Fajita Soup?
There are many delicious options for pairing with chicken fajita soup:
- Tortilla chips or corn chips for a crunchy topping.
- Avocado slices, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese for additional toppings.
- A side of warm tortillas to make mini tacos with the soup.
- A simple side salad with a light vinaigrette dressing.
- Rice or quinoa for added texture and heartiness to the meal.
The possibilities are endless, but no matter what you choose, this Instant Pot chicken fajita soup is sure to be a hit! So grab your ingredients and get ready to make a warm and flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy. Happy cooking!
More Chicken Recipes
- Instant Pot General Tso Chicken Recipe
- Crockpot/Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup
- Chinese Chicken for Weight Watchers
- Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Frequently Asked Questions
What Could You Add to This Homemade Fajita Soup to Make It Spicy?
If you like a little bit of heat with your soup, there are so many fun tastes and flavors that you can add. Chopping up and adding in some fresh jalapeños, cayenne pepper, and even some chili pepper flakes are all a great idea!
Just make certain to do this to your own individual bowl so others don’t have to eat the heat if they don’t want to!
You could also try adding in some hot sauce or a sprinkle of cumin for an extra kick. The possibilities are endless! So, go ahead and experiment with different spice levels until you find the perfect level of heat for your taste buds.
Can You Freeze Chicken Fajita Soup?
Yes, you can! This soup is perfect for making a big batch and freezing for later. Simply let the soup cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or freezer bag. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months..
To reheat, simply thaw in the fridge overnight and then heat on the stove or in the microwave.
Alternatively, you can freeze individual portions for quick and easy lunches or dinners. Just make sure to label and date your containers before storing in the freezer.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 white onion; sliced into rounds
- 1 red bell pepper; sliced into strips
- 1 green bell pepper; sliced into strips
- 1 large chicken breast
- 1 package fajita seasoning
- 28 oz chicken broth
- 4 to 6 cups water – to fill line
- Turn pot on sauté mode. Add in olive oil. Add in sliced onion. Next add your bell peppers and sauté the vegetables for about three minutes.
- Add chicken breast on top. Frozen can be added for the same cook time you do not need to add more time. Pour in chicken broth.
- Add in water to fill line. Add entire packet of fajita seasoning. Stir well.
- Turn off sauté mode. Place lid on the instant pot. Turn valve to sealed position. Press manual or pressure cook button and set to 20 minutes. After the timer has counted down and beeps release the pressure.
- Serve with a side of tortillas, sour cream, and cheese of choice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 661mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g