Beanless Tortilla-Free Chicken Soup

Tortilla soup is one of the most well-loved soups to come out of Mexican-inspired cuisine, but many recipes can present a few problems for people following certain ways of eating. Tortilla strips, beans, dairy and rice are all problematic at best for anyone following the keto, paleo or Whole30 diets.

  • 2 tbs Avocado oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced and deseeded (omit for AIP)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 med Zucchinis, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 15-oz can Fire roasted tomatoes
  • Juice of one Lime
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 lb Chicken breast
  • 2 tbs Cilantro, for garnish
  • 1–2 med Avocados, sliced

1. Set Instant Pot to sauté and add avocado oil. Once heated, add the onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion is somewhat translucent.

2. Add the zucchini and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes to soften.

3. Pour in the broth, tomato, lime juice, chicken and seasonings; stir well to combine.

4. Hit cancel on the Instant Pot and place the lid with the valve sealed. Set to high pressure for 12 minutes.

5. Allow to come to pressure and cook. Quick-release the pressure and carefully remove the lid. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is 165. Set to sauté for longer if needed. Pull the chicken out and shred with two forks. Add back to the soup and stir.

6. Serve topped with cilantro, avocado and additional lime juice to taste.

Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 mins