Have I mentioned how much I am loving my pressure cooker? I am so glad my husband bought it!! I am also a huge fan of soup. We had a cool down last week and I got in the mood for a nice warm soup despite the fact that it was March!! I made Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Pressure Cooker and it turned out fabulously! Plus…it is a pretty healthy soup and VERY easy to make! It fits right in with my other family friendly electric pressure cooker recipes!
Ingredients Needed for Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Pressure Cooker
32 ounces of chicken broth
2 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breasts
3 19 ounce cans of enchilada sauce (red)
2 cans of diced tomatoes and green chilies–undrained
2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
16 oz frozen corn
How to Make Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Pressure Cooker
Put your broth, enchilada sauce, tomatoes/chilies into the pressure cooker pot and stir.
Add in your raw chicken breasts. These can be thawed or frozen. If you use frozen you will want to add a little extra cook time.
Lock your lid in place and cook on high for 10 minutes.
When your timer goes off, let your mixture sit in the pressure cooker for about 10 minutes. Then you will do a quick pressure release.
Take your lid off and remove the chicken breasts from the pot. Cut, dice or shred your chicken and return it to the pot.
Stir in your beans and corn. Replace lid and lock into place. Cook on the soup setting or simmer setting for another 5-10 minutes.
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.
This soup could easily be made in the slow cooker. I put raw chicken into my slow cooker all the time and it always turns out great. If you make this in the slow cooker I would just add all the ingredients and cook on low all day long. At dinner time, just dice up the chicken and return to the pot and you are good to go!
This recipe makes a big pot of soup! If you are only feeding 2 or 3 people you will want to cut it in half!! We had 7 people eat this Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Pressure Cooker last week…several got seconds and we only had about 2 bowls of soup leftover!! It was even a hit with the 10-year-old and her friend!