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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

chicken tortilla soup, pasture-raised chicken, chicken thighs
Recipe and Photo By Ryan Kennedy

The new year means a new round of Featured Chefs. We are excited to announce The March 2020 Featured Chef is Ryan Kennedy. Ryan will be sharing four delicious recipes on the blog using a variety of USWM products. A special thank you to Ryan for providing new recipes for us to try. 

Having easy to digest foods that are loaded with nutrients is incredibly helpful for healing your body and promoting good health. Bone broth based soups help to restore our energy, vitality, and nutrient levels to give us what we need to thrive My girlfriend requested I create a chicken tortilla soup recipe since it’s one of her favorites – so here it is.

chicken tortilla soup, pasture-raised chicken, chicken thighs
Recipe and Photo By Ryan Kennedy

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe By: Ryan Kennedy

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6-8

USWM Shopping List: Chicken Thighs, Bone Broth, Ghee


28 ounces crushed tomatoes

48 ounces bone broth

1 onion

2 large zucchini

2 bell peppers

1/2 bunch cilantro

3 corn tortillas

2 tablespoons ghee

1 pounds chicken thighs

Top w/avocado, fresh lime, and cilantro. (You can also add a dollop of plain greek yogurt)


1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon chiptole powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste


1. Dice up all vegetables and cook over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of ghee

2. Once vegetables are tender, add in bone broth, tomatoes, diced chicken, and seasonings.

3. Combine well and bring up to a simmer

4. While soup cooks, slice up tortillas into strips and cook in 1 tablespoon of ghee on high heat until crispy

5. Serve soup topped w/tortilla strips, avocado, fresh lime, & cilantro


Are you looking for more recipe inspiration? Check out the Discover Blog for a variety of yummy recipes. 

Meet The Chef

Ryan Kennedy is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist and author of Beyond Nutrition. Ryan employs a holistic approach to helping his patients improve their health. He uses nutritional and lifestyle interventions to correct imbalances and enhance the body’s ability to heal. Check out Ryan’s website, Thriving Wellness for more info.