Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup —EASY, creamy, healthy, and loaded with flavor! This Mexican crock pot meal is perfect for busy weeknights! Whole30, low carb, and Keto too!
This paleo chicken tortilla soup is perfection. It’s extremely versatile, healthy, and easy to freeze or meal prep.
It’s also light enough so that you can have it in the spring or summer, and cozy enough for those chilly winter months.
There is a slow cooker and instant pot option below to choose your cooking method. I personally love using my slow cooker, as it’s so easy to dump all the ingredients in and leave it alone until it’s done. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU NEED
This recipe is so simple, with just a few simple ingredients, you probably already have in your pantry.
Chicken breast – you can use chicken thighs as well
Serve warm and fill your bowl with your favorite toppings.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT
To make this paleo chicken tortilla soup in the instant pot, start by turning on the saute function. Add oil, and saute the garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes.
Turn the saute function off, and add the diced tomatoes, green chiles, coconut milk, lime juice, bone both, cumin, cilantro, chili powder, and chicken breast. Stir, and place the lid on the instant pot.
Set the instant pot setting to HIGH and cook for 14 minutes. Place steam valve to “sealing”. When the timer goes off, you can either let the pressure out manually, or let it release naturally.
Transfer the chicken breast to a plate and shred with two forks. Add the chicken back into the instant pot and give everything a good stir. Serve immediately. Use a ladle to fill your bowl, and top your soup with your favorite toppings.
Freeze – If you want to freeze the soup to eat later on, wait till soup is cooled and place it in a freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, place it in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Reheat it on the stove top or in your slow cooker on the “warm” or “low” settings.
LET’S TALK TOPPINGS
Now it’s time to get creative with your toppings. To keep it Paleo, I top my bowl of chicken tortilla soup with freshly chopped cilantro, extra lime juice, and avocado slices. If you don’t have any toppings on hand, I promise the recipe will taste delicious without.
If I’m wanting tortilla chips I’ll then add some Siete Tortilla Chips as well. These are grain free, gluten free, soy free, and dairy free. They are made with a base of coconut and cassava flour, and then fried in avocado oil. I’m obsessed.
My fiance however does not have any dietary restrictions so he’ll top his with full fat grass-fed cheese, greek yogurt, and loads of avocado. Some other topping ideas include: plantain chips, sour cream, hot sauce, jalapenos, corn, and black beans.