By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup that's healthy, bursting with flavor, and super filling. This fajita soup recipe only uses a few ingredients that most people have on hand. Top this delightful gluten-free soup with your favorite toppings!
For more ideas check out my Gluten Free Dinners.
Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
It's cold outside and we are turning to comforting instant pot soups to help keep us warm. We are loving our Instant Pot and recently converted a family favorite recipe for Paleo Chicken Fajita Soup into Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup.
This Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Soup is hands-down one of the easiest, and most filling soups we've made. It's the perfect gluten-free chicken dinner recipe.
Super simple to throw together, ready in less than and hour, and almost mess-free, you are going to love this instant pot chicken soup! It's super healthy and flavorful. Add your favorite toppings and make it exactly the way that you want.
I've talked about it a bit in other posts, but we try to eat grain-free about 80% of the time. What that means is that we are grain-free with most of our meals, and allow ourselves an occasional gluten-free burger, gluten-free pizza, or treat.
My body doesn't do well with grains, so limiting how much gluten-free grains I eat is important to how I feel.
My husband on the other hand can tolerate grains just fine, so you might find him topping this Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup with some tortillas, or dipping a gluten-free quesadilla into the spicy broth.
Depending on the taco seasoning you use, this soup can get rather spicy. My husband and I like it spicy, but our girls don't. I usually use my homemade taco seasoning (it's pretty mild) and then top our soup with jalapenos for an extra kick.
We occasionally throw some avocado on top, or dairy-free sour cream. A squeeze of lemon on top really helps pull all the flavors together.
If you don't like spicy foods you can cut the amount called for in this Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Soup recipe in half.
You can use chicken breast in this recipe instead of chicken thigh meat. Fresh and frozen chicken both work, and the time stays the same. I don't count macros, but this recipe is fairly low in carbs and high in protien.
If you're not worried about your carb intake, you can add some black beans for extra flavor and texture.
My favorite Instant Pot Recipes:
What size is your instant pot?
We have a 6 quart, Ultra Instant Pot. You can make this Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup in any size instant pot.
Can I make this instant pot chicken soup in a slow cooker?
Sure. You can make this Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Soup in a slow cooker. Just throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker, set it to low and let it cook for 4-6 hours, depending on the size of your slow cooker.
If you want to stick to chicken check out this Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili from Allergy Free Alaska. This Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup from This Vivacious Life is also simple to make and delicious. For more chicken soup recipes try this Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup.
Did you make this Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup? Please stop back by and let me know what you thought. What toppings did you add to the top?
- 1 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 oz. taco seasoning
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 ½ lbs. frozen (or fresh) chicken thighs
- Add tomatoes, broth, and taco seasoning to the instant pot.
- Add bell pepper and onion.
- Stir to mix.
- Add chicken.
- Place the lid on and turn it to lock it.
- Set the instant pot setting to manual for 12 minutes.
- Once done, press the pressure release valve.
- Once pressure has been released, remove the lid and stir to mix.
- If desired, shred the chicken before serving.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1421mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g