Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Living in the land of neverending snow and ice, I'm always on the look out for a good soup recipe.  There are so many heavy, creamy soups out there that make the perfect ending to any cold winter day.  Don't get me wrong, they are fabulous, but I wanted to find one that tasted amazing but was lighter on the calories.  And then I found this.  Oh, this soup is so perfect in every way.  The chicken broth is light and savory, the lime adds a little zip and the buttery avocados mix perfectly with the cilantro.  You can keep it light or, for a few more calories, add some optional toppings.  This soup is filling, light and full of flavor and is going to be enjoyed year round.

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped green onions
2 cloves minced garlic
7 cups 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
Optional toppings - tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream

In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add green onions and garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.  Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, salt, pepper and shredded chicken.  Stir well and simmer for about 10 minutes.  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.

As a Freezer Meal
Prepare as directed, leaving out the avocados.  Once it is cooled to room temperature, place in gallon sized, freezer ziploc bag.  When ready to use, thaw soup and reheat in a large pot.  Add in avocados before serving.

Source:  Cooking Classy


Jamie Young said...

You had me at avocado and lime! This looks delicious and will definitely come in handy as we are starting the cold descent into winter!

Janessa said...

But at least you'll be in sunny AZ in just a few months! Hope this soup helps you make it through :-)

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