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Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Howdy there partner! It’s a cool and rainy Monday here in Central Arkansas so I’ve decided to share this recipe for Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with you today.

It just feels like the perfect day for some good, comforting soup! Can I hear an “amen”? 😉

If you’re curious, this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is Whole30 compliant as well as being Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.


That’s right, all of this deliciousness wrapped up in a nice, clean, guilt-free package. What more could a person ask for?! 😉

If you’re new around here, first of all, welcome! We have a lot of fun in this little space cooking up healthy, family friendly recipes.

If you’re not new, then you’ve probably heard me mention that my husband and I have changed our way of eating to a mostly Paleo Diet.

This change happened almost 5 weeks ago and we are still going strong eating mostly Paleo and keeping everything “clean”.

The reason for our switch was for both of us to manage some health problems that we found sneaking up on us.

I will expound more later, but suffice it to say, we have both noticed an incredible positive change in our emotions, moods, and physical health.

With all of that being said, since going Paleo, several wonderful recipes have came about as a result of my tinkering in the kitchen – this Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup being one of them!

Some other great recipes I’ve created is this Keto Burrito Bowl (also Paleo/Whole30) and Paleo Orange Chicken.

 

A white bowl filled with Whole 30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup is coming out of the right hand side of the frame. A blue towel is on the left hand side of the bowl and two silver spoons are resting on the blue towel. The Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is garnished with fresh cilantro leaves and two slices of avocado.

 

Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup

Now before we move on any further, I have to tell you that this Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup is actually free of any tortillas, making it a Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup.

Don’t worry though, you won’t miss the tortillas here. This soup is so creamy and delicious, oh, and the flavor. THE FLAVOR! You will swoon. Guaranteed.

Have I mentioned that this Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup also makes the best work-lunch leftovers?

Just slap it in an airtight container and re-heat later for an amazing, filling lunch.

Bonus: You can also freeze any leftovers. Not that you’ll have any left over to freeze (trust me, you won’t) but if you make a double batch and want to freeze some, that’s easy too.

Put the leftover Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup in an airtight container, label the container with the name of the soup and date it was made, then freeze for up to 3 months.

If you don’t want to make this Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup in the slow cooker, it can also be made on the stove top.

Just add all of the ingredients (sans the coconut milk) into a stock pot and simmer until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it and shred, then add it back in along with the coconut milk. Stir well and serve up!

Cooking this Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup on the stove top only takes about 30 minutes and is equally delicious as cooking it in the slow cooker.

 

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Paleo Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup

Okay friends, let’s get cooking!

To start off this Paleo Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup, add your ingredients to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker.

The ingredients we’re adding right now diced onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes with green chili’s (with the liquid).

We’re also going to add in fresh minced garlic, ghee, our spices and seasonings, and of course boneless, skinless chicken breast.

A few tips: I like to use yellow or orange bell pepper for this recipe because they carry the biggest flavor punch.

Also, for this recipe I’m using mild tomatoes with green chilies but you can use medium or hot depending on what you like.

 

A black slow cooker fills the frame and contains fresh chopped white onion, fresh diced yellow bell pepper, two frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts, ghee, diced tomatoes with green chili's, and spices and seasonings.

 

Gluten Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

Add in the chicken broth, fresh cilantro and lime juice, then stir everything a few times to combine.

A little note: it’s important to make sure your chicken broth doesn’t contain sugar if you want this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup to be Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Be sure to read the ingredients list on your chicken broth (or make your own) because many brands sneak in hidden sugar.

 

A black slow cooker fills the frame and contains fresh chopped white onion, fresh diced yellow bell pepper, two frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts, ghee, diced tomatoes with green chili's, and spices and seasonings. Freshly chopped cilantro has been added to the contents in the slow cooker along with chicken broth.

 

Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup

Guess what? You’re ready to cook this wonderful Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup up!

Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook on high 5 hours or low 7 hours.

Once cooked, turn the heat off, remove the chicken, and shred between two forks.

Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup and grab your can of coconut milk.

 

A black slow cooker containing cooked Gluten Free Chicken Tortilla Soup fills the frame. The chicken has been removed and shredded and then stirred back into the Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.

 

Dairy Free Chicken Tortilla Soup

To make this a Diary Free Chicken Tortilla Soup we are adding one can of full-fat coconut milk to the recipe.

You want to make sure you use canned coconut milk – nothing else will taste the same or be as creamy.

Also make sure it’s full fat! Don’t go for the reduced fat coconut milk because again, it won’t be as rich and creamy.

By the way, that’s good fat too so don’t worry about it. It’s not the mean and nasty bad stuff. 😉

 

A black slow cooker containing cooked Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup fills the frame. The chicken has been removed and shredded and then stirred back into the Gluten Free Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. One can of coconut milk has been added to the contents in the slow cooker but has not been stirred in yet.

 

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Stir the coconut milk into the Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup and just look at that wonderful goodness.

I guarantee you are absolutely going to love this wonderful Paleo Chicken Soup – your kids will love it too!

And you won’t even miss the gluten or dairy in this recipe because all of the wonderful, whole-food ingredients give it a power packed flavor!

 

Cooked Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup fills a black slow cooker in this photo.

 

Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Serve your Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup while it’s still hot and top with a couple of fresh slices of avocado.

If you want extra spice, you could also add some freshly sliced jalapeno on top as well.

If you’re not overly worried about the dairy, sprinkle on some shredded cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese.

You could even sprinkle some crushed grain-free tortilla chips on top for a little crunch.

 

Two white bowls containing Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup sit against a wooden backdrop with a blue towel on the right hand side. Two silver spoons are resting in front of the bowls.

 

Paleo Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you loved this Paleo recipe and you’re looking for me, check out this Paleo Orange Chicken Recipe and my Keto Burrito Bowl Recipe which also happens to be Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Come back again soon because I’ve got more great PaleoWhole30, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free recipes coming up!

Even if you’re not following a Paleo or Whole30 diet, these recipes are hearty and delicious for anyone to enjoy.

The really great thing is that you can also feed them to your family and know they will enjoy a nutritious, whole-foods meal.

I love feeding my family healthy, wholesome food that nourishes their body and mind!

 

A white bowl containing Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is coming from the right hand side of the frame and is garnished with fresh cilantro leaves and two avocado slices. A blue towel is on the left hand side of the bowl.

 

As always, I thank you for stopping by and spending part of your day with me.

I hope you had as much fun cooking today as I did and I invite you to come back soon and cook with me again!

Blessings,

-Amy

 

 

A white bowl filled with Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup sits on a wooden backdrop with a blue towel beside the bowl. The Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup is garnished with cilantro leaves and two slices of avocado.
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Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Paleo/Whole 30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is so simple and delicious - perfect for any dinner meal and makes a great on-the-go lunch! This Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup is also dairy-free and gluten-free! 

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup, Crockpot Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup, Dairy Free Chicken Tortilla Soup, Gluten Free Chicken Tortilla Soup, Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup, Slow Cooker Gluten Free Chicken Tortilla Soup, Whole 30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup, Whole30 Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 243 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies mild, medium, or hot (with liquid)
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 juice of 1 lime or 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 5 stems fresh cilantro chopped (leaves and softer stems only)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Tajin
  • 13.5 oz canned coconut milk full fat

Instructions

  1. Add first 16 ingredients to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker and place the lid on. 

  2. Cook on high 5 hours or low 7 hours.

  3. Once cooked, remove the lid and turn the heat off.

  4. Remove the chicken, shred between two forks and stir back in.

  5. Add in the can of coconut milk and stir well to combine.

  6. Serve with sliced avocado on top or sliced jalapeno peppers and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

This Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup makes an absolutely delicious meal for leftover lunches! 

Store in an airtight container and take it to work with you for a fast, healthy, and delicious lunch meal that will keep you full for hours.

Can also be frozen in an air-tight container to enjoy later! 

Shared at What’s for Dinner

Shared at Meal Plan Monday

Also shared at Weekend Potluck

View at Full Plate Thursday

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    February 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

    A perfect winter dinner – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

    • Reply
      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      February 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

      I’ve made this one over and over the last 3 weeks. It’s so good re-heated for lunches too!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 26, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    5 stars
    We love a great Chicken Tortilla soup and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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