Mexican chicken soup – whole 30 recipe


Mexican chicken soup -healthy, delicious and Paleo, gluten-free and whole 30 friendly!

This recipe is super easy to make and tastes amazing. My whole family loved this Mexican chicken soup. It’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. Plus I love any excuse to use my crock pot. ;)

This soup is very filling and tastes great on a rainy day! I’ve been doing the whole 30 challenge and this is by far one of my favorite recipes I’ve made! I will definitely be making it again!

Healthy chicken and vegetable soup recipe

Mexican chicken soup – whole 30 recipe

Yield: 6-8


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken (2-3 large breasts)
  • 1 32 oz container chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 lime juiced


Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8. Cook until the chicken shreds easily and the vegetables are tender. Shred chicken and serve immediately.

Note: Sometimes I'll top with fresh cilantro, avocado and olives. This recipe makes a great freezer meal. Just place the leftovers in a Ziplock bag and place in the freezer. Thaw and warm before eating.

Mexican chicken soup -healthy, delicious and Paleo, gluten-free and whole 30 friendly!

Enjoy!! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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    • Kristyn posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:27 am (#

      This looks so yummy!!

  1. brenda posted on May 17, 2014 at 3:03 am (#

    sounds really good and the crockpot gets to do all the work.

  2. Kayre posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:01 am (#

    Wow…I love crocked recipes!

  3. Erica posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm (#

    In the crockpot right now! Can’t wait to try it

    • Jamielyn posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy it Erica! Such a yummy and healthy recipe! :)

  4. Alexa posted on August 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm (#

    This looks amazing!  I will be trying it soon! Starting whole 30 tomorrow! 

    • Jamielyn posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm (#

      It is so good! Hope you try some fun recipes with the whole 30, good luck!

  5. Terry posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:13 am (#

    Have this cooking in my crockpot right now. Make sure to use a very large crockpot. I had to transfer it into my large pot from my medium. Smells wonderful.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:04 am (#

      Hope you enjoyed this Terry! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. RD's posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:25 pm (#

    do you just throw in the raw chicken breasts with everything else in the crockpot and cook it all together?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2015 at 11:09 pm (#

      Yes, I do! :) Hope you enjoy.

  7. Christine posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:20 pm (#

    Made this Sunday and must say it was easy to put together and tasted delicious. I’m a soup lover and will definitely be making this again.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked it Christine! I am definitely a soup lover too. :)

  8. Julie in WA posted on February 8, 2015 at 1:03 am (#

    I made this soup for supper tonite and it is delicious!!! I am doing my second Whole30, and I foresee this soup showing up on the table many more times. Thank you for sharing it on your blog.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked it Julie! This was one of my go to’s when I did the Whole 30!

  9. Natalie posted on November 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm (#

    Made this today. Delicious!!

  10. Nicole posted on November 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm (#

    I don’t think the Chicken broth is Whole 30 compliant. Usually sugar snuck in the broth and sometimes yeast. Do you have a secret weapon brand of broth or would substituting water be OK?

  11. Landie Bradford posted on May 27, 2016 at 11:27 am (#

    Thanks for posting this! It looks and sounds REALLY good. On another note, I also love an excuse to use a crockpot, lol. I’ve been considering doing Whole 30 for a while now, and have decided to build up my recipe base!