Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime


Thin strips of chicken breast are simmered in broth with jalapenos, onion, garlic and lime and then combined with avocado and topped with crisp corn tortilla strips in this spicy soup.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, julienned

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 white onion, sliced thinly

  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange tortilla strips on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, and jalapenos in oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper. Gently simmer until chicken is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in avocado and cilantro and heat through, 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1048mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 590mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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