Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Soup
If you stashed some turkey in your freezer from Thanksgiving or Christmas and you’re looking for a way to use it, or perhaps you just want a simple way to jazz up a rotisserie chicken, this Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Soup is a great choice!
Obviously, if your turkey is frozen, let it thaw in your fridge before using. If you use rotisserie chicken for this instead, be sure to check that it’s gluten free. I love to serve this flavorful soup with a squeeze of lime, some avocado slices, and a handful of tortilla chips. For this, I used Xochitl corn tortilla chips.
Make sure not to add too much salt at the beginning of cooking this recipe, as the tortilla chips are salted and will be added later. You can always add more salt at the end of cooking, if needed.
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Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion , diced
- 1 jalapeño pepper , seeded, deveined, and minced
- Kosher or fine sea salt
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 6 cups gluten free chicken broth
- 3-4 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken
- 1 (12 ounce) bag Xochitl corn tortilla chips
- Juice of 2 large or 3 small limes
- ½ bunch cilantro , leaves coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish
- Black pepper
- 1 avocado , sliced
- Lime wedges , for serving
- Heat the oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and jalapeño. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until the onions soften. Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, and coriander. Cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds. Add the canned diced tomatoes and green chilies, raise the heat to high, and scrape off any brown bits at the bottom of the pot. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Crush enough of the tortilla chips to make 1½ cups. Add to the soup along with the turkey. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until the tortilla chips are softened and thicken the soup slightly and the turkey is hot. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro, taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve the soup garnished with more tortilla chips, cilantro leaves, avocado slices, and lime wedges.
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