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I am on a SPICY kick lately. Which is why this jalapeño lime chicken soup is perfect for those of you that like an extra kick!

This Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is beyond flavorful! The spicy broth has hearty additions of hominy, corn, and shredded chicken. Put this all together in less than an hour!
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I never thought I’d be the person to throw in a whole chopped jalapeño with SEEDS. We all know the seed of any pepper is where the heat is but man, lately, all I want is heat. I feel that when there is no heat in the dish, it’s boring and there is something missing. This is a complete 180 from several years ago where I refused to eat anything spicy. Besides how spicy this jalapeño lime chicken soup is, I love that it is made in the Instant Pot with shredded rotisserie chicken.

Soups made in the Instant Pot are the best, but soup in general is starting to climb up the ranks as my favorite meals.

This Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is beyond flavorful! The spicy broth has hearty additions of hominy, corn, and shredded chicken. Put this all together in less than an hour!

How spicy is this jalapeño lime chicken soup?

It is as spicy as you want to make it.

Like I said, I threw in a whole jalapeño with the seed but if you don’t want it that spicy, you can remove the seeds.

How would I make this without a rotisserie chicken?

You would cook the chicken with the soup in the Instant Pot.

Once the soup is done cooking, you’d shred the chicken.

What if I can’t find hominy?

Then you can just omit it since there is also corn in this already.

This Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is beyond flavorful! The spicy broth has hearty additions of hominy, corn, and shredded chicken. Put this all together in less than an hour!

Can I make this in the slow cooker?

Yes, definitely.

I would cook on low for 4-6 hours and high for 2-4 hours.

Either cook the chicken in the soup (if you don’t have a rotisserie chicken), or cook the soup base and add the shredded chicken in before eating.

Can I make this on the stovetop?

Yes.

I would simmer the raw chicken in the soup until it’s cooked through then shred it and add it back into the soup.

If you’re using rotisserie chicken, then add the shredded chicken after the soup is done cooking.

In general, I would simmer the soup for 30 minutes or longer to let the flavors really develop.

This Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is beyond flavorful! The spicy broth has hearty additions of hominy, corn, and shredded chicken. Put this all together in less than an hour!

What are the general flavors of this jalapeño lime chicken soup?

Spicy and tangy.

The tang comes from the lime but it’s not overpowering.

Can I use any other meat in this soup?

I could see ground turkey being a substitute for the shredded chicken but only if you have to.

Chicken is the best meat in this soup.

Can I freeze this?

This soup would freeze well because there’s no cream or milk in it.

How long can this be stored in the fridge?

We kept ours for 7 days just fine.

We kept it in an airtight glass container.

This Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is beyond flavorful! The spicy broth has hearty additions of hominy, corn, and shredded chicken. Put this all together in less than an hour!

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4.79 from 14 votes

Instant Pot Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

This spicy and tangy Instant Pot jalapeño lime chicken soup is filled with shredded chicken, a flavorful and spicy broth, and tender corn and hominy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounce (113 g) diced green chiles
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup (164 g) frozen corn kernels
  • 3 cups (710 ml) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 15 ounce (425 g) canned hominy, drained
  • 2 cups (473 g) shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Instructions 

  • In the insert of your 6-quart Instant Pot, add all the ingredients EXCEPT the hominy and chicken.
  • Press the soup button on the front of your Instant Pot and make sure it is for 30 minutes. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, high pressure for 30 minutes is what you want.
  • After the soup has finished cooking, do a quick release then add in the hominy and rotisserie chicken into the soup. Cover and let the residual heat warm up the hominy and chicken for another 10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g

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25 Comments

  1. I have jarred jalapeños I would like to use up, can I use those? If so how many of the rings should I use, or what quantity by spoons or cups or weight? Thanks!

  2. I made this several times in the last year, and it’s such a delicious soup, I couldn’t wait to start the new year with it! First dish I cooked of 2023!

    I love the kick from the jalapeños and green chili but the freshness of the line juice is just right to make a cold, rainy day feel like spring. I swapped out the hominy for rice, but otherwise kept to the recipe.

    Thank you for sharing this fantastic dish!

  3. We went to Taos, NM a couple years ago and I could have stayed there a month. THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS! There was one little diner (supposedly the FIRST diner ever established in Taos) and the food was incredible.

    This Jalapeño Lime Chicken soup IS SPOT ON for the flavors we were so enamored with in Taos. I had 1 1/2# of shrimp I needed to use up so I sautéd those in a pan, and put them in the finished soup (instead of chicken) because it needed to be used. My whole life I thought I hated hominy, but I realized I don’t! I dislike the texture of whole canned hominy (not to mention hominy looks like a can of human molars (gag), but the flavor it brings to this soup is amazing. Don’t skip this ingredient! Oh, and I did remove the seeds and devein the Jalapeños. It was the perfect heat for us!

    The ONLY thing I will change the next time I make this soup is giving the drained hominy a couple pulses through the blender – still not a fan of it’s bizarre texture, but I learned that hominy is the secret ingredient in many of the Taos dishes we tried.

    This soup is an absolute HOME RUN!!!

  4. Just finished eating this dish. Absolutely a winner topped with fresh cilantro and lime. Husband “yum-yum” the whole bowl – and the second bowl. Thank you.

  5. I didn’t have hominy, so I threw in a little brown rice. It turned out great! Quite spicy, but delicious. I wished it made more; next time I would double it (table for two, duh). Thanks!

  6. This was delicious! I did not have a rotisserie chicken so I found a recipe for instant pot rotisserie chicken and I made that and proceeded to make this recipe. Absolutely delicious!

  7. This was the first recipe I made of yours last winter and I’m hooked. I’ve made many many more And have loved them all. I just purchased your book! Thank you so much! My boyfriend thanks you too I’ve been keeping him fed :)