Friday, October 22, 2010

Chicken Lime Avocado Tortilla Soup

Oh my heavens!

This is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!

8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (I used minced garlic)
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced (or diced green chiles to cut the spice down)
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips (rotisserie chicken works, too)
1 quart chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tomato, seeded and diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1.In a large saucepan over medium heat, put all ingredients together and simmer for 20 minutes until hot.

2.Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with tortilla strips to serve.

My notes: I bought the lime tortilla chips to go with this and it's awesome. The 1st time I made this, I made the mistake of not using fresh lime juice and I couldn't really taste the lime. Very disappointing! I highly recommend squeezing fresh limes in it and also on top before you serve it. :) It makes all the difference in the world. I also sprinkle cilantro on top, too. I love love LOVE all things avocado so I used TWO last time and it was amazing! I also snuck in some carrots just because I could. :) Could be served with or without long grain rice.

This recipe is adapted from HERE! I just simplified it to our tastes.

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  1. This sounds fabulous! Definitely going into my list of soups.

  2. this sounds amazing!! i love cilantro!! and avocado...i think i would just serve the chips WITH the soup, though, not in it...thnx for a great recipe!

  3. Oh my gosh....all of my favorite ingredients! I'm so adding this to my try list. Thanks so much for sharing it. I shared a soup this week as well. :)

  4. i love tortilla soup...i'm a bit of a fanatic about it actually! thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe with tuesday night supper club!

  5. Holy WOW! I have avocados sitting in my kitchen right now that need to be used and Im a little tired of Guacamole.
    So excited to try this :)

    Wanted to also invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays.. I know many of my readers would love this recipe as I do :)