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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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Turkey Tortilla Soup in white bowls with a red soup pot in the background

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Closeup of Turkey Tortilla Soup in a white bowl on a white plate with red and white placemat
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Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , seeded, deveined, and minced
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1192mg50%
Potassium 810mg23%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 223IU4%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chips Leftovers Soup Tomatoes Tortilla Turkey Xochitl
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