Chicken and Lime Soup with Avocado

Chicken and Lime Soup with Avocado


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This is a spicy Mexican style soup of chicken simmered with chillies, garlic, onions and lime and then combined with avocado. Delicious and filling.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 fresh green chillies, seeds removed and sliced
  • 250g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed and diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and diced
  • half a bunch fresh coriander, chopped

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Arrange tortilla strips on a baking tray and bake until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, garlic and chillies in olive oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, chicken stock, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper. Gently simmer until chicken is cooked, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in avocado and coriander and heat through. Adjust seasonings.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with tortilla strips to serve.

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