When it’s a cold day, I crave soup. I especially crave this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup. It’s so delicious, yet comforting on a cold day. Actually, who am I kidding, I could eat this any day of the week.
The secret to this recipe is the bone broth, which provides beneficial protein, amino acids and so many other nutrients. I also use real food ingredients like onions, garlic, tomatoes and organic seasonings knock this dish out of the park. It rivals anything you’ll find in a restaurant, but without the junk or preservatives (like MSG.
Check the recipe notes as I’ve got an option to make this dish in the Instant Pot and even a fast-cook option with rotisserie chicken to cut down the cooking time.
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- 1 tbsp organic grass-fed ghee or lard
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 1 carrot finely diced
- 2 celery stalks finely diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 cups homemade bone broth
- 1 lb organic chicken breast uncooked
- 1 can organic stewed tomatoes 12 oz can
- 1-2 tbsp organic cumin
- 1/2 tsp organic paprika
- Celtic sea salt to taste
- Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 cup organic cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 avocado pitted, cubed
- Tortilla chips for garnish
In a large sauce pan, add ghee or olive oil, onion, garlic, and celery. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add to slow cooker.
Add tomatoes and carrot to blender and pulse until well pureed. Add to slow cooker.
Add cumin, salt, pepper to slow cooker.
Add bone broth or chicken stock to slow cooker.
Season chicken breast with salt and pepper and add to slow cooker.
Cook on high for about 4-5 hours.
Remove chicken breasts to shred, and then return to slow cooker.
Serve in bowls and garnish with cheese, cilantro, avocado and tortilla chips.
p.s. Looking for tips to transition to a real food or healthy gluten-free lifestyle? Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book.