Sunday Supper Series: Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

I am a sucker for anything that involves lime, cilantro and avocado.  ANYTHING.  I follow cookingclassy on Instagram and pinterest and her feeds never disappoint.  This recipe is delicious even as leftovers the next day--with a freshly sliced avocado!  I do not do two jalapenos b/c it is just too spicy for us, but I ALWAYS seed my jalapenos.  Nothing ruins a great meal like blowing your brains out with too much heat!

Recipe and Image from  Cooking Classy

Recipe and Image from Cooking Classy


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)


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.

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. 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).

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.

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. *For thicker chicken breasts, cut breasts in half through the length (thickness) of the breasts, they will cook faster and more evenly.

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Happy Sunday Cookin'!