Whole30 Chicken Tortilla Soup

Whole30 chicken tortilla soup? But without the tortilla? Am I serious and is it delicious? Yes, on all counts. This creamy, spicy and tangy delicious soup is packed full of nutrients and flavor. You won’t even miss the tortilla, I promise you that.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword spicy, whole30 chicken, whole30 soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 291kcal
Author Monica Stevens Le


  • 1 tablespoon ghee, coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 cup poblano peppers finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning
  • 16 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1- 4 ounce ca diced green chiles
  • 4 cups chicken or beef shredded
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 32 ounces organic chicken broth or beef broth
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • 1 sweet potato diced and roasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 lime juiced


  • Heat a large stockpot over medium heat for a few minutes and melt the ghee.
  • Once it has melted, add the onion to the pot and cook for several minutes until it has become soft and slightly browned.
  • Add poblano and red peppers and continue cooking until they become soft. Add in the garlic cloves and mix together for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the Mexican seasoning and toss to coat throughout the mixture. Next, add in the diced tomatoes and green chiles, stirring frequently. After 3 minutes, the vegetables should all be cooked through and you can add in the shredded meat, stock and coconut milk.
  • Bring everything to a boil and turn the heat down to low and add the chopped kale. Let this sit and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Lastly, add in the sweet potato and cilantro. Give it a nice stir, and let the soup continue to simmer for another 5-10 minutes on low.
  • Turn off the heat. Serve with sliced avocado and more cilantro if you'd like. You can also squeeze some lime juice on top for an extra tangy kick!


You can customize this soup to meet your taste preferences. You're welcome to use shredded beef instead of chicken and beef broth instead of chicken broth. You can also rotate the kind of peppers you incorporate. Feel free to make this recipe your own!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g