Chicken Tortilla-Free Soup

I’m sick. Ugh. Now you guys get yet ANOTHER soup recipe!! Aren’t you thrilled?

Now, this recipe starts with my spicy shredded chicken recipe. Click here for that recipe. It then uses the cooking broth as a soup base. Below you’ll find the list of additional ingredients. This is super easy.

Chicken Tortilla-Free Soup
-One whole onion, diced
-Can or jar of diced tomatoes
-One whole bunch of green onion, diced (set about half to a quarter of it aside)
-One whole bunch of cilantro, chopped (set about half to a quarter of it aside)
-One can of Mexican spicy tomato sauce (I uses El Pato Salsa de Tomate con Jalapeño)
-Three cloves of garlic, minced
-One Tbsp of your cooking fat of choice
-Spicy Shredded Chicken
-Lime wedges, radishes (sliced), optional

Ok, so for the spicy shredded chicken, pull the tenders out of the boiling liquid. Allow to cool and then either shred or chop. Save the broth and strain. Set aside temporarily.

Heat your fat of choice and then add your celery, onion, green onion, garlic and allow to sauté. Add your diced tomatoes and allow to simmer. Add your diced/shredded chicken and spicy tomato sauce. Allow to meld together a bit, add your reserved broth and cilantro.

Allow your soup to simmer. If your broth is salty, add some water. If you just need more liquid, add more water and/or broth.

Before serving, top with reserved green onion and cilantro, radishes and like juice.

For your non-paleo people: they may want to top their soup with tortilla strips, cheese and/or sour cream.

Enjoy! Dinner’s done!!





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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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