Mexican Avocado Lime Chicken Soup Recipe Will Knock Your Soup-Loving Socks Off by Sarah Griffin

Mexican Avocado Lime Chicken Soup Recipe Will Knock Your Soup-Loving Socks Off

It's chicken soup season, which is exciting enough. But chicken soup just got so much better, because this Mexican avocado lime chicken soup recipe is packed with flavor, flavor, flavor. In fact, I'm pretty sure the taste will knock your soup-loving socks off!

This soothing soup recipe starts with a tangy broth that's packed with Mexican flavors, then it gets even better. This gluten-free soup recipe is loaded with shredded chicken and creamy avocado, and it's ready in about 30 minutes. Seriously! Your week just got a little better, right?

Serve this flavorful chicken soup for dinner with some warm, crusty bread and you have the perfect meal. You'll be thrilled if there are leftovers for lunch the next day!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green onions, including whites (mince the whites)
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cans (14.5 ounces each) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 medium avocados, peeled, cored and diced
  • tortilla chips, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream, for serving (optional)

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Recipes Notes

  • If you want a spicier soup, leave the jalapeño seeds in.
  • Fresh lime juice is preferred, but in a pinch, you can use bottled. 
  • If you don't plan on serving the soup right away, I would recommend adding the avocados to each bowl individually, about half an avocado per serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream, if desired.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the refrigerator or freeze for up to three months.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the green onions and jalapenos and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes, adding garlic during last 30 seconds.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the 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 to 15 minutes (cook time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts).
  3. Reduce burner to warm heat. Remove the chicken from pan and let rest on a cutting board 5 minutes, then shred chicken and return to soup. 
  4. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Add avocados to soup just before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 249

Total Fat: 14.6g

Saturated Fat: 2.7g

Cholesterol: 61mg

Sodium: 187mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.4g

Dietary Fiber: 4.2g

Total Sugars: 1.1g

Protein: 22.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 30mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 530mg

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Donna John
This sounds amazing! Cannot wait to try it, Sarah Griffin !
Elisa Schmitz
This soup has all my fave flavors! I am such a soup fan. Thank you, Sarah Griffin !
Sarah Griffin
I hope y'all love it!! I know I do! It seriously taste so fresh and like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant kitchen!

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