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.

SerenaBloom
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Run cool water over chicken to speed cooling process. Shred or finely slice chicken.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

495 calories; 37.4 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 539 mg sodium. 29.1 g carbohydrates; 18.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
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:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2019
Too much lime and as another reviewer said not enough body. I added lots of other ingredients including garlic cumin another chicken cube black pepper mushrooms fajita seasoning and pepper to step it up. It was good with the additions but I didn't find the avocado added much to compliment the sour in the recipe. Read More
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148 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
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:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
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:) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2019
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 sautéed the onions and then added the garlic after the onions were nearly done. Then I added a little or Oregano And sautéed a little longer. I deglaze the pot with a little white wine. I then added the 4 cups of water and the chicken soup base. I threw in two frozen clump together chicken breasts from Costco. I cook these for 25 minutes and then did natural release for 15 minutes. Took the meat out and shredded it threw it back in the pot added all the rest of the ingredients and it was amazing! Thank you thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2019
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 are amazing. We call this tortilla soup and squeeze a bit of lime to go with the avocado for serving. It's a very healthy soup! Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
This is amazing. I'm not a big soup lover but I will definitely be making this again. The flavors work so well together! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
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 store bought one is good too unsalted so you can control it. Don't know why one reviewer said it took ALL day! A bit of chopping but...we love lots of cilantro & garlic and you can spice it up anyway you want. Thanks this is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
Simple but full of flavor! Right before eating I added some crushed tortilla chips to each bowl. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
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 of the rotisseries that don't sell (helps with added flavor and also laziness) I completely de-seeded the peppers just in case (will not do so next time for more spice) and I think my garlic cloves and large onion must have been really large because I didn't use all of them. Wouldn't change a thing! Thank you for not listening to your husband and sharing. This is a keeper for sure - and I will always give due credit to SerenaBloom and AR =) No pic as it was gone before the flash went off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Perfect! Next time I may top with a few tortilla chips for texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
This soup is so delicious and easy to make. I didn t change a thing. The flavors were amazing! Perfect for a cold rainy day. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2019
Too much lime and as another reviewer said not enough body. I added lots of other ingredients including garlic cumin another chicken cube black pepper mushrooms fajita seasoning and pepper to step it up. It was good with the additions but I didn't find the avocado added much to compliment the sour in the recipe. Read More
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