Spicy Lime Avocado Soup


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
52 mins
4 servings


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large white onion, chopped, divided

  • 3 limes, juiced

  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, divided

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved and thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon powder

  • 3 large firm-ripe avocados, cut into chunks

  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco, or to taste


  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
37g Fat
29g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 539mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 40mg 198%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1532mg 33%

* 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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