Instant Pot Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

  • 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!

    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!

    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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    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 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Total Time: 45 mins
    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 186kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1: 4 ounce can diced green chiles
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1 jalapeño, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
    • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1: 15 ounce can of hominy, drained
    • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    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 Facts
    Instant Pot Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup
    Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
    Calories 186 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 2g 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 8g
    Protein 14g 28%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Sherin David says:

    Is shredded rotisserie chicken something you can buy in the store or do I get rotisserie chicken and shred it myself? Alternatively, can I just chicken breast for 30 minutes with the other ingredients and shred it after?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      You get rotisserie chicken and shred it yourself. And yes, the answer to your 2nd question question lies within the post on all the different methods of cooking this soup.

  • Beth says:

    I made this recipe recently with a few changes based on what I had and personal preference. I seared a bone-in, skin-on raw chicken breast before adding the other soup ingredients. Then I locked the lid and cooked for 20 minutes on High Pressure, with a 10 min NR. I skipped the hominy (not a huge fan) and replaced it with riced cauliflower, and used frozen roasted corn. I topped with green onions and more jalapeno.

    This was SO good. I don’t usually *love* leftovers, but I made this while my husband was on a work trip. I ate it every single day for 5 days straight and was pretty sad when I finished the last cup. Guess I’ll have to make it again! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      We love this recipe too! Make it so often! I’m glad you tweaked it to make it your own with what you like!

  • Alisa says:

    I made this for my lunches for the week and I love it! My only sadness is that I didn’t put the seeds from the jalapeno in, and it’s not spicy enough. So, I added some jarred jalapenos for the heat, and next time, I’ll be braver and add the whole thing!

  • jason edwards says:

    I just tried this, and WOW! So glad it caught my eye browsing through google. I left most of the jalapeño seeds and discarded some. It was just right on spicy. I also used chicken breast instead of rotisserie. Probably would have been better with rotisserie, but still very delicious! Thank you!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Ahh yay!!!

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