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Spicy Lime Avocado Soup

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"My husband tried to tell me not to submit this recipe... he doesn't want the whole world to know about it, but I say share what you have! Serve with warm tortilla chips and a nice large mojito. Top with sour cream or creme fraiche if desired."
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52 m servings 495
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add chicken; boil until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Run cool water over chicken to speed cooling process. Shred or finely slice chicken.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add 1/2 onion, lime juice, 1/2 cup cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and garlic until onion is slightly greenish in color, about 5 minutes.
  4. Combine 4 cups water and bouillon powder in a small bowl. Pour into the pot. Let cook until just heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir chicken into the pot.
  5. Ladle soup into 4 bowls. Top with remaining 1/2 onion, 1/2 cup cilantro, avocado, and queso fresco.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese for the queso fresco if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 495 calories; 37.4 29.1 18.7 34 539 Full nutrition

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very delicious ~ I used my own chicken stock vs boullion . I used precooked chicken so it was super fast and great. Thank you for posting this :)

Most helpful critical review

Just okay. A bit too much lime for our taste.

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very delicious ~ I used my own chicken stock vs boullion . I used precooked chicken so it was super fast and great. Thank you for posting this :)

I make this often with different colored bell peppers and lots of onions sauteed with chili powder and cumin, blooming the spices. I add fresh tomatoes at the end and all the different colors ...

This is amazing. I'm not a big soup lover, but I will definitely be making this again. The flavors work so well together!

This was a delicious soup! Made it mostly following the instructions. Didn’t really add anything different. However I did use my instant pot so the order of cooking was a little different. I sau...

Simple but full of flavor! Right before eating I added some crushed tortilla chips to each bowl. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Easy, flavorful, I make mine spicier, matter of choice. Use rotisserie or left over chicken added at the end to save time. Breast meat is too dry for us. Used my own chicken broth but a good sto...

Ahhhhhmazing!!! I put this up there as a Tie for #1 with a Chicken Tortilla Soup I found here on AllRecipes. Minimal changes made is I used already cooked shredded xcken the store makes out o...

Delicious. Used mild canned chopped jalapenos and the soup came out surprisedly with a little spice anyway! I used fresh sliced jalapenos for garnish into an extra kick. However what I will do n...

This soup is a definite keeper! If you like Mexican cuisine you will love this soup! I I think some additional zucchini, ellow squash, carrots , corn could be added if you wanted to. It was d...