Chicken Lime Soup with Avocado

Sometimes, the weather here can be so fickle. One day, it is in the low 60s. You drive with the windows down, wear a tee shirt and bask in the warm glow of the sun. The next day, it is back in the low 30s and we end up bundling in a ridiculous amount of layers. The space heater pops back on, huddle under 2 blankets and drink lots of tea or coffee. It makes dressing very confusing. Helpful hint – always bring a jacket.

Days like this, when the skies threaten to unleash a snowstorm at less than a moment’s notice, they require soups. This soup has become on of my most favorites as of late. The chicken falls apart, absorbing all of the delicious tomato flavor. Topped with avocado to cool off, it is a great balance of spice and coolness.

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Chicken Lime Soup with Avocado
Recipe type: soup, winter, lunch
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro plus additional for garnish
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add in onion, jalapeño and garlic and cook until onions are tender, about five minutes. Add chicken stock, canned tomatoes and chicken breast to the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once the pot is boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cover. Let simmer for one hour. After simmering, remove the chicken breast from the pot and shred. Return it to the pot. Squeeze the juice of the lime into the soup and stir well. Add in chopped cilantro and mix well. Spoon into serving bowls or cups. Top with avocado slices and cilantro sprigs. Serve immediately.

Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add in onion, jalapeño and garlic and cook until onions are tender, about five minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock, canned tomatoes and chicken breast to the pot. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once the pot is boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cover. Let simmer for one hour.
  3. After simmering, remove the chicken breast from the pot and shred. Return it to the pot. Squeeze the juice of the lime into the soup and stir well. Add in chopped cilantro and mix well.
  4. Spoon into serving bowls or cups. Top with avocado slices and cilantro sprigs. Serve immediately.

 

7 thoughts on “Chicken Lime Soup with Avocado

  1. Sounds like my kind fo soup! And you’re so right about the weather here. It’s driving me crazy. It needs to make up its mind already!

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