Tons of flavor, loved by all!
This is my favorite soup in the entire world. It has SO much flavor, so many good veggies, and is just a great broth-based soup. Your sinuses will be running by the time you’ve taken the 3rd bite because of the intense flavor. Just wait until you try it!
GF, DF, SF, Paleo
- 3/4 – 1 lb Chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
- 1 Onion, diced (see optional substitution below)
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/4 cup Carrots, chopped
- 2 Tblsp Olive oil
- 1 can Diced tomatoes with chilies (rotel brand or muir glenn are gf)
- 6 C chicken broth (make sure it’s gf)
- 1/2 Tblsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 2 Limes, juiced
- 1/2 bunch Cilantro, washed and chopped
- 2 tsp Salt
- Avocado- Not ideal for those with gastroparesis
- Tortilla strips
- Pour olive oil in large pot on medium-high heat and add chopped celery, carrots, minced garlic, and diced onion. Stir and cook 4 minutes on medium – med-high.
- Add chicken broth, cumin, oregano, diced tomatoes with chilies, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to low and simmer for 1 hour total, adding chicken after 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add raw chicken (full breasts, not cut)
Note: you can either cook the chicken in separate water and then
add it to the broth, or you can cook it all together
- Cook chicken 25 minutes, take chicken out, shred with two forks, and add back to soup.m
- Squeeze in lime juice (using a fork to really get the juices out) and add cilantro. Stir. Optional: top with tortilla strips. Serve!
Note: If you cannot eat onions, just add some extra celery, maybe some carrots, and it will still taste amazing. I can not longer eat onions, but still really enjoy the bold flavors in this soup without it!
Time saving trick: if you are in a hurry, you can grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (if you’re gf make sure it doesn’t have any flour or weird broth injected first – you can ask the staff at the store), and just add that to the broth. It will cut the cooking time in half (to be honest, I do this more than I care to admit!) 😉
Recipe adapted from Budget Bytes here.