We love this Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup. It is a super easy recipe that packs a ton of flavor without being too spicy for the kids. You can easily make a large batch and portion it out for a fast and easy low point lunch throughout the week!
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
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I'm a huge fan of easy soup recipes that are also low in points for my Weight Watchers journey. As I transition to eating more whole foods and fewer low-fat items, I am looking for recipes that are satisfying but still manage to stay low in points. This is one of my new favorite options. I use real sour cream, but you can easily use the zero point nonfat Greek yogurt instead if you prefer.
We use the Instant Pot DUO60 6-quart 7-in-1 for most of my Instant Pot recipes, including the one below. Any electric pressure cooker will work for this recipe, just make sure it is large enough and you follow the manufacturer's directions.
Ingredients for Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 cups shredded chicken breast
2 ¼ cups Green Enchilada Sauce
4 Cups Chicken Broth
2 cans Pinto Beans
3 Mission Thin Corn Tortillas, sliced into 1" pieces
1 ½ cup Salsa
½ Cup Sour Cream
Optional Additions: 1 cup frozen corn or 1 cup black beans
Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Cilantro, Sour Cream
Directions for Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Place Instant Pot liner into Instant Pot
Add the chicken, enchilada sauce, broth, pinto beans, tortillas, and salsa into Instant Pot Liner and mix well.
Next, place the lid on your Instant Pot and set to seal.
Cook on manual for 5 minutes.
When done cooking, quick release pressure.
Stir in sour cream and serve with toppings of your choice.
- 2 cups shredded chicken breast
- 2¼ cups Green Enchilada Sauce
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth
- 2 cans Pinto Beans
- 3 Mission Thin Corn Tortillas, sliced into 1" pieces
- 1½ cup Salsa
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
- Optional Additions: 1 cup frozen corn or 1 cup black beans
- Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Cilantro, Sour Cream
- Place Instant Pot liner into Instant Pot
- Place chicken, enchilada sauce, broth, pinto beans, tortillas, and salsa into Instant Pot Liner and mix well.
- Place lid on Instant Pot and set to seal.
- Cook on manual for 5 minutes.
- When done cooking, quick release pressure.
- Stir in sour cream and serve with toppings of your choice.
Weight Watchers Points for Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
6 Servings - 1 ½ cups per serving
4 SmartPoints per serving on WW FreeStyle, Flex, and Your Way Plans
7 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Plan
6 Pointeaspoonlus per serving
Note: Additional toppings should be pointed out separately from soup as desired and measured.
Alternative Cooking Methods
If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can easily cook this on the stovetop or even in your favorite slow cooker. This is a very versatile recipe that fits into your preferences easily. For those following the WW FreeStyle Plan, you can also add in corn or black beans for no additional points per serving!
Slow Cooker: Place all ingredients except sour cream into slow cooker. Mix well and cook on low heat for 3 hours. Stir in sour cream prior to serving.
Stovetop: Add all ingredients except sour cream into a large stockpot. Simmer on medium-high heat for 25 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add in sour cream and mix well before serving.
More Weight Watchers Soup Recipes
If this delicious and easy creamy chicken tortilla soup isn't what you are looking for tonight, check out some of our other favorite WW friendly soup recipes. There are tons of options on this list that will satisfy your cravings, and be easy to make. Slow cooker, stovetop, and Instant Pot options are all great and easily fit into your daily points allowance.
- Creamy Easy Potato Soup Recipe
- Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup
- Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch
- Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
- Vegan Zero Point Crockpot Bean Soup
- Chicken and Bean Soup Instant Pot Recipe
- Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
- Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Soup
- Vegan Vegetable Soup Recipe
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