Gluten Free Tomato Tortilla Soup (with Chicken)

Gluten Free Tomato Tortilla SoupI have a friend Amy, who is one of those people that can whip up a meal and it always tastes great.  She’s never afraid to try a new recipe for a dinner party even if she hasn’t tested it first (this never works out well for me).   Did I mention too that she makes the most amazing cookies!

I still remember the time we went over to her house and she made this for us for the first time.  I of course needed to have the recipe and I’ve been making it every fall and winter.  The only adaptation I have made, is to add shredded chicken to the soup after it’s been pureed, however that is purely optional.

It’s another easy recipe (I seem to like making those ones, don’t you?) and would be a lovely meal with a gluten free grilled cheese sandwich and salad.  Enjoy!

  • 2 tbsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
  • 2 organic garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 organic medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups Organic chicken broth
  • 1 28 0z can organic peeled whole tomatoes, and their juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 organic lime
  • seven 6″ organic corn tortillas, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp chopped organic cilantro (optional)
  • 2 organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning


In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the garlic onion and red pepper flakes and cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.  Add the chicken broth and the tomatoes and their juice, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the cumin, salt, lime juice and tortillas and simmer for 2 minutes

In a blender (once soup has cooled) or using a hand blender, puree soup.  Garnish with cilantro and serve.

If you are adding chicken, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken into greased pan and sprinkled with taco seasoning mix.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is fully cooked but still very juicy.  When chicken has cooled slightly shredded and add to soup.

8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Tomato Tortilla Soup (with Chicken)

    • Dana, it’s a good one. If you are going to puree it in a blender you must wait for it to cool (trust me on this one, if not it blows up all over your kitchen). If you have a hand blender I recommend using that.

      I must be in a soup mood (maybe because it’s been snowing here for the last three days – the most snow we’ve seen all season at one time) so I have another one on the stove. Sweet potato chowder with curry, fresh ginger and lemon grass….I so can’t wait. Watch for the post in the next day or so.

        • 2 out of 3 ain’t bad! I won’t ask about last night…just know I’d had plenty of those. Keep me posted on your cooking/baking, and by the way how are the hotcakes going? Found an amazing recipe yet?

  1. I was just cosidering soup and sandwich for dinner. I have all the ingredients so dinner is on! Thanks for another great recipe I can handle with what I have in my pantry!

  2. The soup was a success! The kids loved it and it was done in a flash. Thanks! I will keep reading. The blog is awesome by the way.

    • Love to hear that! So glad it was enjoyed, and thanks Jen for the kind words.

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