Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Packed with all of the flavors of your favorite Tex-Mex dish, this Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

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Outback Copycat Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Looking for a delicious and hearty soup recipe that can be made in a flash in honor of National Soup Month?

If you’re a fan of the popular Australian-themed restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Outback chicken tortilla soup recipe.

It’s a fabulous copycat recipe just as the Outback Steakhouse walkabout soup is. This is one of my favorite chicken recipes.

Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

It’s easy to make and tastes just like the soup you’d get at the restaurant. Plus, it’s the best soups for warming up on a cold winter day.

Packed with all of the flavors of your favorite Tex-Mex dish, this soup is sure to become a new family favorite.

While the true copycat Outback Steakhouse Chicken Tortilla soup does not have beans or corn in it, I have added it to make a more hearty soup.

You can leave those out if you would like. Totally up to you.

Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Plus, it can be on the table in under an hour thanks to the trusty Ninja Foodi.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try tonight!

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook time: 20 minutes 

Outback Steakhouse Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients

  • Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Small white onion, diced (or you can use a yellow onion if that is all you have on hand)
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Diced green chilies
  • Fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • Red enchilada sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Chicken broth or chicken stock
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts (or you can swap out rotisserie chicken for the shredded chicken)
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla chips or corn tortillas
  • Canned or frozen corn (drained if canned)
  • Black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • Cayenne pepper (optional to make it spicier)
  • Add a cup of cooked rice to change it up (optional)
Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

Supplies Needed

Other Ways to Make this Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

On a recent trip, I was able to make a Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup while on the road.

The best thing about this authentic chicken tortilla soup is that it can be also be made in a dutch oven, regular large pot, or medium stock pot.

How to Make Outback Tortilla Soup without an Instant Pot

In a large skillet or stockpot:

  • Saute onion and skinless, boneless chicken thighs pieces in olive oil
  • Add cumin… lots of cumin
  • Add a can or two of diced green chilies
  • Add Mexican oregano
  • Next, add chili powder, or dried red chili pepper flakes for heat as desired
  • Add a can of mexican or SW stewed tomatoes with chilies
  • Pour in chicken broth
  • Cut corn tortillas into thin strips and add just before serving
Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

The Toppings Make the Soup!

Sour cream, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, diced avocado, lime wedges, grated Mexican cheeses, red and green salsas, dried red chili pepper flakes, cilantro.

Having been in the restaurant industry for the majority of my life, it’s easy to find top secret restaurant recipes in the culinary website archive. Copycat recipes are the real thing.

And luckily you can find the best copycat tortilla soup recipes on food blogs.

It has an awesome flavor that even if you are missing ingredients, the green chile peppers and crispy tortilla strips make up for it.

More Instant Pot Recipes

  • Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe – Making your own Instant Pot Fettuccine alfredo sauce is so easy and an excellent choice with an amazing flavor that tastes so much better than jar sauce.

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Set the instant pot to sauté and heat oil. If you prefer, you can do this in a separate large pan over medium heat.

Once hot, saute onion for 5 minutes or until lightly brown. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. 

Cancel the instant pot. Add a half cup of broth and scrape the instant pot bottom to remove onion and garlic. 

Add remaining broth, chicken, spices, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, chilies, and beans. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve.

Cook on high for 10 minutes or until chicken is 165° F internal.

Quick-release pressure and remove the chicken. Shred chicken pieces and return to the pot. 

Ladle soup into four individual serving bowls (or smaller size bowls to make more servings).

Enjoy with your favorite topping such as lime juice crumbled tortilla chips or tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or fresh avocado slices.

More Topping Choices

  • Green onion
  • Diced bell pepper
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red Pepper

Printable Recipe Card

Yield: 4

Outback Steakhouse Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Packed with all of the flavors of your favorite Tex-Mex dish, this Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup small white onion, diced (or you can use a yellow onion if that is all you have on hand)
  • 1 TBSP cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 1 TSP chili powder
  • 1 TSP cumin
  • 15 ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (or you can swap out rotisserie chicken for the shredded chicken)
  • 1 cup canned or frozen corn (drained if canned)
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla chips or corn tortillas
  • Cayenne pepper (optional to make it spicier)
  • Add a cup of cooked rice to change it up (optional)

Instructions

  1. Set the instant pot to sauté and heat oil. If you prefer, you can do this in a separate large pan over medium heat. Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  2. Once hot, saute onion for 5 minutes or until lightly brown. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.  Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  3. Cancel the instant pot. Add a half cup of broth and scrape the instant pot bottom to remove onion and garlic. Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  4. Add remaining broth, chicken, spices, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, chilies, and beans. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  5. Cook on high for 10 minutes or until chicken is 165° F internal. Quick-release pressure and remove the chicken. Shred chicken pieces and return to the pot. Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  6. Ladle soup into four individual serving bowls (or smaller size bowls to make more servings). Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  7. Enjoy with your favorite topping such as lime juice crumbled tortilla chips or tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or fresh avocado slices. Instant Pot Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Notes

More Topping Choices

  • Green onion
  • Diced bell pepper
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red Pepper

How many Calories are in an Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Cup

While the calorie breakdown in our copycat version of Outback’s Tortilla soup will most likely differ from the original because of the ingredients used, their cup of soup has 170 calories in it.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 628Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 116mgSodium 2826mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 14gSugar 17gProtein 55g

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How many Calories are in an Outback Chicken Tortilla Soup Cup

While the calorie breakdown in our copycat version of Outback’s Tortilla soup will most likely differ from the original because of the ingredients used, their cup of soup has 170 calories in it.

What I Found Out About Tortilla Soup Recipes

What I found while searching for the phrase Outback Steakhouse Tortilla soup is that it’s a common dish with a lot of different ways to make it.  

Some use cold water instead of chicken broth.

But no matter which way you choose to make it, it will be very tasty.

One popular copycat recipe for outback steakhouse chicken tortilla is one that includes tomatoes and vegetables in it along with some spices like cayenne pepper or chili powder among others.

This dish can be enjoyed as an appetizer during grilling season!

In Conclusion

With a low number of ingredients, the thick chicken tortilla soup recipe is great for weight loss.

You can find the nutritional value of chicken tortilla soup in the recipe card above.

You get a good serving of food and is on my healthy foods list.

The total time it takes for this soup to be ready is the reason it’s one of my favorite dishes.

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