This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias. This Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup is full of flavor and so easy to make, thanks to RO*TEL! A delicious Whole30 soup, this paleo chicken tortilla soup comes together quickly and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Perfect for an anytime fiesta! You’ll love this Whole30 Instant Pot recipe, and it might just become your new favorite Whole30 soup!
I have this problem… but I can’t be the only one.
You see, I kind of love Latin music. I develop recipes to my Celia Cruz Pandora station and know
all almost 30% of the words to La Vida Es un Carnaval.
But I have this sort of Pavlovian response to this sort of music. Two responses, if we’re being honest.
Response #1: immediately salsa with my dancing partner, Whisk/Immersion Blender/super hot cast-iron skillet. It’s pretty elegant and safe, all in one. And response #2?
Crave Mexican food.
I could be 90% done with some elaborate French dinner, the perfectly selected wine patiently aerating on the counter, from-scratch paleo quiche in the oven, salade verte on the dinner table. But should Guantanamera come on? Scrap it all; we’re heading to El Mezcal tonight, y’all.
It doesn’t hurt that I’m completely and totally obsessed with Mexican food… or have you guessed that yet? In the last 2 months alone, I’ve shared NINE Mexican recipes. 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, nine. That’s more than half of all the recipes I’ve posted in the last 2 months. You ready for this? My Crockpot paleo carnitas made from pork tenderloin (and Pinterest favorite!); Whole30 fish taco bowls with mango salsa, chipotle aioli, and coconut-lime cauliflower rice (another Pinterest fave); smoky guajillo salsa recipe; my roasted salsa verde recipe; the best restaurant-style salsa recipe, Whole30 Chipotle copycat carnitas bowls, epic paleo carnitas nachos, and the best vegan queso blanco (paleo!).
And now? A Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup.
So, what I’m hinting at is that it doesn’t take much for me to need a midweek fiesta, y’all, especially during the month of May. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and Mexican food is pretty much always on the brain. And the easiest way to fiesta anytime is with a big, easy batch of Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup. No need to heat up the kitchen or spend hours making dinner? Winwinwin.
I headed to Walmart to pick up a couple cans of RO*TEL, which I found on the canned goods aisle. I grabbed RO*TEL Hot, because I’m all about a little extra heat, but you could go with Fire Roasted or Original, too, if you prefer a paleo chicken tortilla soup that’s a little less intense. RO*TEL is perfect, because it provides all the flavor we need without complicating a recipe. Translation? More time to enjoy the warm weather, less time hovering over the stove, my friends!
Throw it all in the Instant Pot, and uh, you’re kind of done?
What I love about this Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup is that it is jam packed full of flavor and plenty of heat, but it’s easy and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. More time for chasing Leo in the backyard = success. And, of course, it’s Whole30-compliant, so it’s just right for your summer round.
Quick, easy, flavorful ✔
Midweek fiesta 💃
If you’re not on a paleo diet or Whole30, you can add a bit of shredded cheese or tortilla strips when serving. Yum!
To find more fiesta inspiration from other awesome bloggers, click here. RO*TEL is such a versatile ingredient, and you’ll be so inspired by the creative ways it’s being put to use during RO*TEL’s 31 Days to Fiesta!
Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup
This Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup is full of flavor and so easy to make, thanks to RO*TEL! A delicious Whole30 soup, this paleo chicken tortilla soup comes together quickly and doesn't heat up the kitchen. Perfect for an anytime fiesta! You'll love this Whole30 Instant Pot recipe, and it might just become your new favorite Whole30 soup!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 2 cans RO*TEL , any variety
- 1 14.5- ounce can Whole30-compliant chicken broth
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 2 teaspoons adobe sauce
- 1 medium onion , chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 zucchinis , chopped or cut into 1/2" half moons
- 1 14- ounce can full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream , whisked until smooth
- fresh avocado slices
- red onions , sliced thin
- fresh cilantro , chopped
- coconut cream
- lime juice
- shredded cheese , if not paleo or on Whole30
- tortilla strips , if not paleo or on Whole30
Sprinkle boneless skinless chicken breasts with salt. Add the chicken breasts to the Instant Pot. Add the remaining ingredients from RO*TEL to medium onion, then add spices. Top with zucchini.
Secure the lid on the pot. Cook at high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure to naturally release for ten minutes, then use the manual release. Pull out the chicken breasts and add coconut milk. Switch Instant Pot to Sauté mode and stir to combine. Dice chicken, then return to soup. Serve hot, topped with garnishes of choice.