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5 from 3 votes

chicken tortilla-less soup

A clean, gluten, grain and dairy free version of the original Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner / main
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 1 Tbsp. ghee / butter / cooking oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/4 C. poblano peppers finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 TBSP mexican seasoning
  • 16 oz diced tomatos I prefer San Marzanos
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 4 C. shredded chicken
  • 32 oz organic chicken broth
  • 2 C. chopped kale
  • 1 sweet potato diced and roasted
  • 1/4 C. chopped cilantro + more for garnish
  • 1 avocado diced optional


  • Heat a large stock pot to medium heat and add ghee / butter or oil
  • Once oil is heated, add onions and cook until translucent and lightly browned
  • When onions are cooked though add poblano peppers, red peppers and cook until softened
  • Once soft, add the garlic and cook until tender making sure not to burn
  • Add mexican seasoning and toss to coat
  • Add can of diced tomatoes and green chiles and cook for 3 minutes
  • Once cooked add shredded chicken and chicken broth / stock
  • Bring pot to a boil, once boiling turn heat down add kale and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add sweet potatoes, cilantro and stir
  • Heat for another 5 minutes
  • And you're done!
  • Serve with avocado on top if you'd like