Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

07.25.2014

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup. This soup is easy fresh and delicious made with juicy chicken and zingy lime juice. Top with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream and cozy up with a big warm bowl of comfort food.

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup on a wooden surface topped with lime wedges

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

This soup is definitely a new favorite for me. It’s basically just avocado amped up tortilla soup. It is seriously loaded with avocado, as in about 1/2 an avocado per serving of soup. I love tortilla soup and lately I’m obsessed with avocados so this is just meant to be.

Even though it’s summer I’m still eating soup like crazy. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m not outside a lot, rather sitting in a nice and cool home. I’m seriously so grateful for air conditioning! I can’t imagine life without it.

When I used to live in Arizona I’d hear people talk about how they grew up without air conditioning, in 110 degree+ weather! I’m sure I wouldn’t be eating hot soup in that. I’d be living at Bahama Bucks (the best snow cone place known to man, how I miss it.) and Cold Stone.

Ingredients for making Chicken Avocado Lime Soup on a wooden surface

Ingredients – What You Need

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Jalapeno
  • Green onions
  • Garlic
  • Chicken Broth
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Cumin
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Avocados

Optional Toppings To Try

  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Chips

If you want to keep this soup healthy then just omit the optional toppings, which I think that’s the way it’s intended to be but sometimes I just can’t resist. Like, ever. I see true healthy eating in my future…maybe. Life is too short not to enjoy good food, just all things in moderation right?

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup in a white bowl with tortilla chips in the background

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Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

4.95 from 38 votes

This soup is easy, fresh and delicious! Made with tender chicken, creamy avocado and bright lime juice. Top with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream and cozy up with a big warm bowl of comfort food.

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts*
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green onions (including whites, mince the whites)
  • 2 jalapeños , seeded and minced (leave seeds if you want soup spicy, omit if you don't like heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Roma tomatoes , seeded and diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 medium avocados , peeled, cored and diced
  • Tortilla chips , monterrey jack cheese, sour cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add green onions and jalapenos and saute until tender, about 2 minutes, adding garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing.
  2. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, season with salt and pepper to taste and add chicken breasts. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Then reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken has cooked through 10 - 15 minutes (cook time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts).
  4. Reduce burner to warm heat, remove chicken from pan and let rest on a cutting board 5 minutes, then shred chicken and return to soup. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  5. Add avocados to soup just before serving (if you don't plan on serving the soup right away, I would recommend adding the avocados to each bowl individually, about 1/2 an avocado per serving). Serve with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream if desired.
  6. *For thicker chicken breasts, cut breasts in half through the length (thickness) of the breasts, they will cook faster and more evenly.
  7. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Mama Miss
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Avocado Lime Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 1258mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 31.2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado soup, chicken soup
Calories: 369 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

193 comments

  • Lisa Clinansmith: OMG! Made this for supper tonight. Forgot to buy jalapeño peppers but used ground chilies instead. What a good recipe! Happy Cinco de Mayo early! April 6, 2019 at 4:32pm Reply

  • Maria Macedo: Loved it!!!! I am Mexican and it’s hard to step out of bounds when it comes to cooking almost as if cooking out of ur culture is taboo lol but honestly this was soooo bomb! And I’m a huge picky eater. April 6, 2019 at 12:04am Reply

  • Marilyn: Made this pretty much as written. Only used 1 jalapeño. Was so wonderful April 1, 2019 at 6:04pm Reply

  • Connie: I used 1 1/2 t Penzey’s Italian Herb blend since I didn’t have jalapeños or cilantro — therefore, skipped the cumin.I used sliced chicken thighs instead of shredded breasts. I added 2 diced zucchini, 1 pkg sliced Trader Joe’s Crimini mushrooms, and 1/4 c TJ Ancient Grains. Served over 1/2 avocado & Mission tortilla strips. It was delicious. March 11, 2019 at 9:24pm Reply

  • Lety Quinones: Made with chicken thighs instead for more fat and used red onions instead of white bc I ran out. But so delicious I toooed with sour cream, cheddar cheese and a whole avocado 😍 March 7, 2019 at 1:36pm Reply

  • Erika: One of my favorite recipes. I add quinoa to give it more heft, but other than that it’s perfect! February 25, 2019 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Norma: Family loved it! February 22, 2019 at 12:45pm Reply

  • Jessica: I loved the flavor and the lightness of the broth. The lime made it very refreshing! I had seconds. The only thing that I would do differently is add some extra chicken and maybe some corn or beans to it. Mine turned out very brothy. February 21, 2019 at 12:18pm Reply

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