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How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup: A Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipe

  • Author: Girl and the Kitchen
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make a delicious gluten-free and dairy-free Chicken Tortilla Soup with this easy and clever recipe. Perfect for a cozy night in!


  • 1 onion: roughly chopped

  • 4 scallions: roughly chopped

  • 1 bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped

  • 8 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 frozen package of roasted corn (See Note 1)

  • 8 Cups Chicken or veggie broth

  • 1 can diced tomatoes 

  • Zest and juice of one lime

  • 2-3 packets of Goya Sazon Tomato and Cilantro Seasoning

  • 2 chicken breasts or thighs

  • 8-10 small corn tortillas

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin

  • 5-10 tortilla chips, crushed

  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced thin

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped



  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced, chopped scallion, chopped cilantro and garlic and sauté until fragrant and translucent, about 5 minutes. Make sure you give it a good pinch of salt, salt allows for the moisture to be drawn out thereby giving you more flavor.(Note 2)

  2. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, diced tomatoes, ¾ of the bag of corn and the Goya Seasoning Packets. 

  3. Bring the soup to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer and add in your chicken. Cook for about 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. 

  4. Once the chicken is cooked through pull it out of the soup and set aside to cool. 

  5. Take the soup off the heat and cut your tortillas into the soup. I like to use scissors and cut it right into the soup! The tortillas will start absorbing the liquid and will very quickly melt in! 

  6. Pour the soup into a a blender, a food processor, or my personal favorite just stick an immersion stick blender and process it through! 

  7. Shred your chicken with your hands and add it to the soup. Add in your remaining corn and taste. Season as needed.

  8. Serve the dairy-free and gluten-free chicken tortilla soup hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as avocado slices, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and crushed corn tortilla chips.



  1. If you cannot find fire roasted frozen corn, you can substitute plain frozen corn!

  2. This is known as sweating, we are not looking for color, just enough to get them soft. 

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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