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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup


  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • · 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • · 1/2 medium white onion chopped
  • · 1 medium green pepper diced
  • · 1 medium red pepper diced
  • · 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • · 2 tbsp fajita seasoning
  • · 5 cups chicken broth
  • · 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes do not drain
  • · 1 can 4 oz chopped green chilies
  • · 8 oz cream cheese softened, cubed
  • · 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • · ¾ cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Press sauté on your Instant Pot. Add in your olive oil. Allow the oil to heat up.
  2. Add to your hot oil your chicken, and onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the chicken is browned, and the onions become translucent.
  3. Still on sauté mode, add in your peppers. Mix and sauté for about 2 minutes – just allowing them to soften.
  4. Press “cancel” on your Instant Pot. Add in your garlic, fajita seasoning, and broth. Mix and scrape the bottom of your Instant Pot. You want to make sure there isn’t a remnant of the chicken nor the veggies left on the bottom as you will receive a “Burn” notice.
  5. Add in the tomatoes, and chiles. Stir.
  6. Turn your Instant Pot onto High Pressure for 15 minutes. Make sure your sealing valve is closed and pushed away from you.
  7. Once your Instant Pot is done cooking, manually release by bringing the sealing valve toward you.
  8. Open the Instant Pot by removing the lid. Add in your cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and cream. Mix well until all of your cheese’s have melted.
  9. Transfer to your soup bowl and top with any toppings you like! You can keep it as is for a low carb option or add tortilla chips/strips!