Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup
Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

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.

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts*
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 cup chopped green onions (including whites, mince the whites)
  4. 2 jalapeƱos , seeded and minced (leave seeds if you want soup spicy, omit if you don't like heat)
  5. 2 cloves garlic , minced
  6. 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  7. 2 Roma tomatoes , seeded and diced
  8. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  9. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  11. 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  12. 3 medium avocados , peeled, cored and diced
  13. 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.