Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

07.25.2014

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.

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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.

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?

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Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

4.94 from 16 votes

This soup is definitely a new favorite for me. It's basically avocado amped up tortilla soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado lime soup, chicken lime soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

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 325 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 1022mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 31.2%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

164 comments

  • Kim: Good old Bucks. I would sure love one of those. Yes they are the best especially with the cream. Yummy! July 26, 2014 at 2:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The cream is a must :)! I never cared for shaved ice until I tried theirs with a perfect texture like that and cream drizzled into it. So good! July 26, 2014 at 10:42pm Reply

  • Medeja: Ingredients unusual for the soup :) but this soup looks lovely and it sounds like the flavor is also nice.. :) July 25, 2014 at 10:44pm Reply

  • amanda @ fake ginger: I about fainted when we moved to Colorado and started hearing that a good portion of the state doesn’t have a/c. I can’t imagine! But I’m with you, if I’m in the air, I can eat soup all year long. This looks delicious! July 25, 2014 at 9:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Seriously, a good portion of the state? I can’t imagine either! July 26, 2014 at 8:24am Reply

      • Janet: for my kids i substitute the jalapeno and put celery. i also added really little onions lol they didnt even realize it and ate it. thanks coming from a mom with picky eaters September 24, 2014 at 7:45pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: Great substitutions, I’m so glad it was enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a review Janet! September 24, 2014 at 9:36pm Reply

      • Evelyn Cordero: If you leave in the mountains or by areas with a lot of trees or by the river which are not highly populated no need for AC, but in the cities like Denver we have AC. October 1, 2016 at 9:12am Reply

        • Drea: We didn’t have AC in Denver. Some houses do and some don’t. Now we are in the mountains and the weather is heavenly! May 16, 2017 at 8:22am Reply

  • Paola Avila: This is a very common soup in Costa Rica, we are in summer and we are not used to have a/c, so we have to deal with the hot after the soup haha, your pictures like always super bright and gorgeous make me want a soup right now! :D July 25, 2014 at 3:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment Paola :)! August 13, 2014 at 8:58pm Reply

      • Rico: Morning Jaclyn, if you add a can of chikapeas and small cubes of Oaxaca chees the plate is called Tlalpeño after the city who came up with the dish in Mexico. Try it its delecious. October 12, 2016 at 4:17am Reply

  • Kiley- Rooks to Cooks: YUM! Tortilla soup is one of my favorites, and the summer time is one of the best times to enjoy avocado. I love this combination of avocado, soup, and homemade goodness! July 25, 2014 at 2:10pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love these flavors, I could eat this soup anytime of year! July 25, 2014 at 1:37pm Reply

  • sue/the view from great island: I’m sitting in an un-air conditioned room right now and STILL craving this soup! July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I don’t have a/c! And you know what, I still eat soup in the summer. Just had some this week :) I do get a little toasty afterward though. LOL

    Your soup looks awesome and so healthy! Love the avocado in it! Pinned July 25, 2014 at 11:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I feel for you, but at least you are in beautiful California so that’s gotta make up for it right :), I think I might just trade for that. Thanks for pinning Averie! July 25, 2014 at 1:26pm Reply

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