It can be a challenge for clients to find quick, simple, healthy and tasty meals to feel themselves and their family. And yet it is important for them to have a variety of recipes that they can rely on to provide meals that will help support the healing of their body…and that they can get the family to eat as well!┬áThis Southwestern Chicken Chowder recipe fits the bill.

It is quick and easy to make, is nourishing and required only a little prep. It is also incredibly flavorful. It is easy to adapt for many different dietary needs as well. One way to boost the nutrient content of this soup and make it beneficial to gut health is to use bone broth

This recipe calls to be done in the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. This allows for quick cooking time. But it can easily be done in the slow cooker as well. The instructions for slow cooker preparation are in the recipe notes below.

This recipe is Paleo, grain free, gluten free and dairy free. If you can tolerate dairy, feel free to substitute raw milk or heavy cream for the non-dairy milk in the recipe.

Southwestern Chicken Chowder

This simple soup recipe is quick and easy to make and full of flavor.

Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb chicken breasts or thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 cups broth
  • 2 cups salsa homemade or organic
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 can diced tomatoes organic, no-salt added, BPA free can
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk


  1. Add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot, except non-dairy milk

  2. Hit Soup button and let cook for 10-12 minutes.

  3. Allow the natural release of the steam.

  4. Add non-dairy milk and mix well. 

  5. Serve

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be done in the slow cooker.

Slow cooker version

Add all ingredients to slow cooker except non-dairy milk.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Add non-dairy milk and stir well.


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