Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup

K, so I'm probably the worst when it comes to preparing my meals in advance and just being good about cooking at home and making it a part of my health routine.

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I feel a little guilty saying that, because here I am creating health and fitness content for everyone, but I'm NOT great at it!  I'm always on-the-go, grabbing something at a restaurant, or scrambling to make something easy with what I have on-hand at home (ahem, PB&J and avocado toast don't really get old).

A good health routine is truly 80% diet and 20% fitness.  I'm pretty good about the fitness, but between my sweet tooth and busy schedule, my food...let's just say could be better.

ANYWHO, I finally took some time to go to Whole Foods Market with my girl, Karinn, for some much-needed grocery shopping.  We decided to do a little Tex-Mex split: I made a Paleo Chicken Tortilla Soup, and she made some Vegan Sweet Potato Enchiladas.  YUM!

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I don't adhere to any diet, but I do try to eat "clean" when possible.  I also try to buy top-quality, organic, quality meat when I do eat meat!  Whole Foods Market has that covered with their organic chicken.

Now for what you guys are here for, THE RECIPE!  *Heads up: I make my food spicy!  If you don't like spice, take out the jalepenos and use less seasoning!


  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup jalepenos (the kind you put on nachos...add more if you like spicy!)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 2 tsps coriander seed
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 chicken breasts (I boiled mine, you can buy a pre-made chicken if easier for you)
  • 2 1/2 cups kale
  • 3 large diced tomatoes (or 400g)
  • 5 cups chicken stock (1 whole container)
  • 1-2 limes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Green onion to taste
  • 1 avocado


  1. Heat a sauce pan with coconut oil and add onion and garlic.  Brown for about a minute.
  2. Add bell pepper, stir in, and cook for a minute.
  3. Add jalapenos, garlic, oregano, coriander, cumin, and butter.  Stir and combine with other ingredients.
  4. Add cooked chicken, kale, tomatoes, chicken stock, salt and lime.
  5. Bring it all to a boil, cook for 5 minutes!
  6. Turn heat off and allow the soup to sit for 3 minutes.
  7. Scoop into bowls and top with fresh avocado and green onion!
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And voila!  It's SO simple, y'all.  I'm not one to get too fancy in the kitchen and like delicious, simple meals.

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EXPERT TIP:  Make your life a whole lot easier, throw everything in the crockpot on high for about 5 hours, set it, and forget it.

This post was in collaboration with Whole Foods Market!

If you make this recipe, post it to the gram and tag me @corischerer!