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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup

For a soup the whole family will love, try this Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Soup! So easy to make but so full of flavor that it makes the perfect satisfying dinner!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurize 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 272kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 15 oz can black beans draining and rinsed
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 2 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 oz shredded cheese


  • Add all ingredients except cream cheese and shredded cheese to Instant Pot
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure for 10 minutes
  • Allow 10 minute natural pressure release then turn valve to release remaining pressure
  • Remove chicken and carefully cut into bite sized pieces or shred with forks
  • Temper cream cheese with some of the warm broth and stir well until smooth
  • Add to instant pot along with shredded cheese and stir until melted
  • Return chicken to soup and stir to combine
  • Serve with avocado, fresh cilantro, sour cream or as desired


  • Substitute dairy cheese, if desired
  • To keep from separating in the hot soup, mix room temperature cream cheese with a ladle full of soup until smooth before adding it to the pot.  


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 816mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1597IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3mg