Looking for a quick and easy crockpot paleo recipe that you can set early in the day and forget about until later? Check out this No-Tortilla Chicken Tortilla Soup Paleo Recipe. Yeah, we know, the no-tortilla, tortilla soup thing is a little confusing, but trust us – this is delicious!
Tortilla soup is a Mexican dish that is now famous in some parts of the world. Its distinct taste has truly captured our taste buds making it one of our favorites. But did you know that there is another way of cooking tortilla without having the actual tortilla in it? Interesting isn’t it? Well let me tell about our No-Tortilla Chicken Tortilla Soup. But first, why do we need to avoid tortilla? As we all know tortilla is made of flour. And grains are included in our list of “what not to eat”. However, that doesn’t mean that we have to avoid tortilla soup for life! That is why we came up with a recipe that will still give you that distinct taste that you are looking for in the classic tortilla soup. You see, nothing much has changed in terms of ingredients however there are little modifications.
Get all the paleo based ingredients you need for this dish. After getting all that you need, put all the spices and the other ingredients in the cook pot except for the avocado and green onion. Cook the mixture for 2-3 hours and while doing so, shred the chicken and put in in the cook pot. Always remember to proceed with caution. Continue the heating for another 1-2 hours then you are all done. Make sure you remove the bay leaves before serving. Do you remember the avocado and chopped green onions? To make the dish more appetizing, sprinkle it above your no-tortilla chicken tortilla soup and voila! You are done.
No-Tortilla Chicken Tortilla Soup Paleo
No-Tortilla Chicken Tortilla Soup Paleo Recipe
- 1 1/2 lbs Boneless skinless chicken (Breast or thigh is fine or use a combination of both)
- 1 yellow onion (diced)
- 1 Red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 Jalapeño pepper (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (chopped)
- 2 cans Tomatoes (diced, undrained., 15 oz.)
- 1 cup Chicken broth
- 2 Bay leafs
- 1/2 tbsp Ground cumin
- 1/2 tbsp Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
- Avocado and green onion (Chopped, as desired)
Place all ingredients, with the exception of the avocado and green onion, into a crockpot.
Cook on high for 3 − 4 hours. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Be careful not to burn yourself. If concerned with safety, remove the chicken for shredding (place on large plate or bowl) and then place back into crockpot.
After shredding chicken, continue to cook on low for 1 − 2 additional hours.
Remove bay leafs and serve soup in bowls, topping with chopped avocado and chopped green onions as desired.
Enjoy! Remember, you can always find more paleo recipes here.
Photo credit: Lesley Show
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