Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

July 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

4.96 from 50 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. Makes about 11.5 cups (with avocado added to soup).

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


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts,* or 3 cups rotisserie chicken
  • 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)
  • 3 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)


  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 if using (otherwise wait to add rotisserie chicken until the end). 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, and rotisserie chicken if using.

  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 344 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 226mg10%
Potassium 1167mg33%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 623IU12%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado soup, chicken soup
Author: Jaclyn

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  • tgmely

    Excelente recesta!!! los invito a que la preparen en su casita… ideal para los dias frio en el invierno.

  • Adwizard

    I am a soup fanatic and could eat soup every day. This was one of the best soups I have made. I like that it is lighter and fresher than a typical chicken tortilla soup. I am going to make a second batch tonight to freeze.

    My modifications: I used 1/2 breast and 1/2 thighs. I cooked my chicken in the crockpot first then added last. I make a batch of crockpot chicken each week to use for various recipes. I doubled the lime juice to 4 Tbs. I added a little Chile/Lime seasoning to give it a kick since I had seeded the Jalapeno’s. For my tortilla chips, I cut/fried them up in skinny strips and added seasoning salt and Chile lime seasoning, and used as a garnish along with sour cream. Delicious!

  • Shannon

    This is a MUST! So good. I made it for a Super Bowl party and everyone devoured it! I’m not a big recipe follower, so to make it my own, I cut the broth in half and added a can of green enchilada sauce. Try it. You will not regret it.

  • Mommymommymommy

    Made this today. Topped with Colby jack and sour cream. Delicious! Perfection.

  • Georgina Ghazarian

    I love this recipe. The only change I make is that I make my own chicken broth. My whole family loves it all year long.

  • Kelsey P.

    This is the BEST! So tasty, healthy and comforting. I’ve made this many times and it’s always great – making again tonight actually! I love spice and lime so I add extra. oh and extra cheese too! you really can’t go wrong! YUM YUM YUM :)
    Thank you for this recipe!