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15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!

January 1, 2016

Keep *Taco Tuesday* quick and delicious with this light & flavorful chicken tortilla soup loaded with bone broth in just 15 minutes of time!

15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!

There’s a reason Taco Tuesday is on Tuesdays…

Tuesdays… Weekday dinners need to be efficient, right? There’s homework to be done, sports practices to attend, lunches to be packed for the next day, etc , etc.

Taco nights are so fast, and they make for a great weeknight meal. This chicken tortilla soup is just as fast as doing a taco bar, and changes up the routine for a little something different. It is also loaded with bone broth to pack a nourishing punch for your family.

15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!

This tortilla soup has a mild to medium heat to it that I find very kid friendly in my house. One out of my 3 girls is more sensitive to heat and she likes this soup, often having 2 bowls. You can pull the heat down to your preference, or you can kick it up a notch and add a small can of green chilis (which I happen to love in here!), or a little extra taco season.

So how do we make it a complete Taco Tuesday meal?

15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!

While that soup is simmering, slice up a little guacamole into a bowl for community dipping! I like to do a quick cook on some rice or millet tortillas in a pan to make crispy chips too.

Again, I have found that for the kids that are more sensitive to heat, keeping the guac on the mild side is helpful. Since raw garlic has a heat kick to it, powdered garlic works well. You can always add a pinch of chipotle or raw garlic to your serving if you like the heat. When I make this milder guacamole it gets consumed really (really!) fast, as in by the spoonful!

15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!

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15 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup PLUS! How To Make Chips Out Of Any Tortilla & A Kid Friendly {Mild} Guacamole!
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Ingredients
  • CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
  • 3 TB friendly fat to cook in such as butter, coconut oil, tallow, lard, or avocado oil. I like to use a couple TB of butter and a TB of avocado oil)
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ½ medium green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 TB organic tomato paste (I usually have Costco's organic tomato paste around.)
  • 1 quart bone broth
  • 1 cup cubed or shredded cooked chicken leftovers
  • ½ cup organic frozen corn (Optional if you are grain free. I get organic non-GMO frozen corn at Costco.)
  • 2 TB organic chunky salsa (I usually have Costco's organic salsa around)
  • 1 tsp taco season (I keep a small 8oz Ball jar of my DIY taco season doubled up in my cupboard so it is easy and quick to scoop from)
  • 1 heaping handful of fresh spinach
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with green onions, and if you tolerate dairy you can do whole sour cream or freshly grated raw cheese
  • SIMPLE KID FRIENDLY GUACAMOLE
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 avocados, pitted and scored into cubes
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced OR 2 tsp garlic powder if you don't want the raw garlic heat
  • Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt the friendly fat in a medium soup pot and add the onion and green & red peppers. Add a big pinch of sea salt to bring out their juices and sweeten them and cook them on medium heat for about 5 or so minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and tomato paste, stir, and cook for a minute or two.
  3. Add the bone broth, chicken, corn if using it, salsa, and seasoning and bring to a low simmer for a few minutes and then add in the spinach to wilt. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Garnish each bowl with green onions if you wish and if you tolerate dairy you can use whole sour cream or freshly grated raw cheese.
  5. To make the guacamole, just put all the guac ingredients in a bowl and combine. Serve the soup guacamole and tortillas pan-cooked in butter or avocado oil to crisp and then cut into triangles. I like to sea salt the tops of the chips too.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Marybeth January 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Are the red and green peppers bell peppers?

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Marybeth! Yes bell peppers! I will fix that to make it more clear – thank you!

  • Reply Jessica January 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    My boys will love this! It looks great!

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish January 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    So fun! I love this meal! Tortilla Soup is one of my family’s favorites {my husband usually makes it though}. Have you ever seen the movie Tortilla Soup? I love the movie just because of all of the beautiful food in it. Anyway, your whole meal sounds delicious and such a fun family meal. Pretty photos Renee.

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you Emily! I need to look up that movie! Sounds perfect!

  • Reply Lindsey Dietz January 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    What a lovely soup! And my kids don’t eat guac, so I guess I’ll make mine spicy next time! 🙂

  • Reply The Food Hunter January 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I love soup weather!! What a yummy dish

  • Reply linda spiker January 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Beautiful! Greta photos too!

  • Reply Megan Stevens January 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    This looks amazing! I love the guac and tortillas on the side to make the whole meal extra special and fun.

  • Reply Carol January 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Soup sound delicious. I love mashed avocados ANY WAY they come.. so glad your kids will eat your version!
    Thanks for the ideas about the tortilla chips ~ will try these!
    Great pics. Good post. Thanks!

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