Chicken Tortilla(Less) Soup (Keto | Low Carb | Gluten Free)
This is best keto chicken tortilla(less) soup ever! It is comforting, easy to make and insanely delicious! This is easily one of my all-time favorite recipes!
There is something so amazing eating a warm bowl of soup on a cold, rainy, fall day. Even though it’s not officially Fall yet, (we’re 5 days away!)…I couldn’t wait to share one of my all-time FAVORITE Fall recipes with you all! This Chicken Tortilla Soup is full of flavor, ever-so comforting and incredibly easy to make! Best part is…it doesn’t have to be Fall to enjoy this spectacular soup, you really can eat this soup year-round, and I guarantee that it will not disappoint!
Effortless Comfort Food…
One of the best parts about this recipe is how quick and easy this soup is to make!
A little prep is involved, but once you throw all all the ingredients in a pot, then just let it simmer and cook itself! Perfect!
- The “Usual” Trio – Olive oil, onion & garlic…the perfect start to any soup or stew.
- Jalapeño – Adding just one jalapeño to this soup doesn’t make it spicy, instead it just intensifies the flavors of this soup. However, if you like your food really spicy, add another jalapeño to it to amp up the heat!
- Red bell pepper – This can be substituted for a green, yellow or orange bell pepper…whatever your preferred pepper is!
- Chopped tomatoes (canned) – Be careful to only buy canned chopped tomatoes with no sugar or additional ingredients added to it. Always check the nutrition labels, because sometimes food products can be deceiving!
- Chicken stock – Always use good-quality chicken stock. Surprisingly, the chicken stock that you use really does make a big difference!
- Green chiles (mild) – I love adding green chiles to many of my Mexican recipes, they add a little extra flavor and texture!
- Chicken breasts – My magic number of chicken breasts for this soup is 3. However, if you only have 2 chicken breasts on hand, that is completely fine (but every mouthful will not be as meaty!)
- Cheddar cheese – Cheese is crucial for thickening up this soup…as well as adding that extra comforting factor!
For the tortilla strips, I simply followed the instructions on my Keto Flaxseed Tortilla Chips recipe. However, instead of cutting the dough into triangles, I sliced them into 1/2″ strips. I only baked them for 5 minutes, then flipped them over, and baked them for a further 2 minutes. After taking them out the oven, sprinkle them with a little salt, and allow them cool down completely, before adding them to the soup.
If you (like myself) make a full batch of these strips, then you will end up with a lot more strips then you will need for the soup. Therefore, store them in an air-tight container for whenever you desire a salty, savory, crunchy snack!
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Chicken Tortilla(less) Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 4 oz canned green chiles
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- optional: 1 jalapeño finely diced
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until onion become slightly translucent. Add garlic, jalapeño (if using) and bell pepper, and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
- Pour in the green chiles, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir well.
- Place the chicken breasts on top of the soup mixture, cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low-medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Turn off the heat. Take the chicken breasts out of the pot and shred it up using two forks. Transfer the shredded chicken back into the soup and stir in the cheese, until it has melted.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Net Carbs: 5.9g
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator.