Paleo Tortilla Soup

4 large skinless chicken breasts OR 8-10 skinless chicken thighs
1 large can of diced tomatoes (fire-roasted are best if you can find them)
1 carton organic chicken broth (1L)
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, de-seeded and diced (sub hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne)
1 green bell pepper diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP smoky paprika
1 TBSP cumin
Sea Salt & fresh cracked Pepper to taste
Olive oil
3-4 cups water
Optional Garnishes– avocado, fresh tomato, green onion, cilantro
Variation. If you want to increase the veggie content, add 2 diced carrots and 2 celery during the sautéing phase! If you’re not strictly paleo and can handle some legumes, go ahead and add some black beans to give it a Tex-Mex feel!

Paleo Tortilla Soup recipe

Lay the chicken on a baking sheet. Drizzle with Olive Oil and sprinkle with the chili powder and cumin. Bake at 400 C for 30-40 min (until browned). In the meantime in a large pot sautée the onion, peppers, smoky paprika and garlic for a few minutes until golden. Add tomatoes, broth, water. Bring to a boil and simmer 30min. Remove chicken from oven once cooked and shred with a fork. Add to soup and simmer 5 more minutes. Adjust the flavour if needed. Add chopped cilantro, avocado, green onion and lime as garnish. Enjoy!

Crockpot Version. Toss the chicken in a little olive oil and then the spices. In a hot pan sear the chicken 1-2 min. per side and then transfer into the crockpot (this intensifies the flavour). Then add all other ingredients and set your crockpot! Dinner will be ready when you get home – just add the toppings once you serve!


Dr. Anna Falkowski is a Naturopathic Doctor, Wellness Educator & Clinic Director at Vitality for Life Health Center in Barrie, Ontario with a specialty in Women’s Health, Weight-loss and Family Medicine. She is a healthy living advocate passionate about teaching classes and creating online programs for ‘Mom on the Glow’, her wellness blueprint for busy Moms. For more information you can visit or

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