Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup

A light and bright soup full of flavor and nutrition!

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I typically only like soup in cooler temperatures but my husband and I both have battled allergies and head colds recently and soup just sounded like the perfect therapy!

Broth-based with shredded rotisserie chicken, Great Northern beans, creamy avocado and acidic lime, this soup was nourishing as well as easy. Chopped jalapeno pepper added a burst of heat that did wonders for relieving sinus pressure. Much like the Immune Boosting Chicken Noodle Soup, adding citrus zest on top (in this case it was lime instead of lemon) enhanced the bright flavor of the soup. 

 Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup

Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup


Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (can use more and/or leave seeds in if you like it really spicy)
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 15 ounce can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Zest and juice (1/4 cup) of one lime
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Additional toppings: Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, tortilla chips
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeno and sauté until tender (about 4-5 minutes). Add garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add chicken, chicken broth, beans, cumin, salt and pepper to pot. Bring mixture just to a boil, reduce heat slightly, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Add avocado just before serving. Top each serving with a pinch of lime zest and chopped cilantro. Serve with additional toppings as desired.

Serves 6

 Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup

Chicken, Avocado and Lime Soup