Pantry Essentials: Gluten-Free Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

July 1, 2015 by Kari Karch

I love the days when I get to play Iron Chef in my kitchen and try out some new recipes on my friends. This week I was cleaning out my pantry and came up with the fun idea to do a chicken ‘tortilla-less’ soup. I love the crunch of tortillas so instead, I tossed in some crunchy zucchini right before serving! Saves on calories and just as tasty…Happy Eating!


preparation time
15 mins

cook time




1 rotisserie chicken breast, skin discarded and meat diced

1 large yellow onion diced

2 clove garlic minced

1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flake

1 tablespoons cumin

1 teaspoons coriander

1 15 oz. can white kidney beans

6 cup homemade chicken stock

1 avocado diced

1 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium zucchini



In a large Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion. Saute for 2 minutes. Add in the garlic, crushed red pepper flake, cumin, and coriander. Cook for 1 minute. Add in beans and shredded chicken then season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes. Toss in the zucchini and turn off heat. Place soup into bowls and garnish with avocado and cilantro. Enjoy!

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.