Blister the peppers and onions. - I like to let the peppers and onions saute in the avocado oil until they start to blister and get some color. Not only does this add more flavor to the chicken tortilla soup, but it also adds more texture since peppers can get soft when simmered in soup.
Make it your own. - I prefer chicken tortilla soup without corn, but my husband loves it with and without. If you love corn, feel free to add it or any other vegetable you want.
Thinner or thicker soup. - Chicken tortilla soup is a broth-based soup. With that, you can easily make it thinner or thicker if you prefer. If you like a thinner soup, simply add 1-2 extra cups of chicken stock from what the recipe calls for. If you want a thicker soup, you can reduce the amount of stock you use. You can also whisk a few tablespoons of corn starch or arrowroot starch with some of the stock to help thicken the soup as well. Don't worry if your soup becomes thicker than you prefer. You can always thin it out with more broth.
Dietary substitutions.This gluten-free chicken tortilla soup recipe is healthy and safe to consume on several different types of diets. Here are a few ways to make sure that this soup meets your dietary restrictions and still be delicious.
Dairy-free chicken soup. - As written, this chicken tortilla soup is already a gluten and dairy-free soup. The only way this chicken soup recipe will contain dairy is if you add cheeses or traditional sour cream as a topping.
Paleo/ low carb/ keto chicken soup - To reduce the carbs and make this a paleo or low carb style chicken soup, just leave out the beans and make sure your soup toppings are suitable as well.