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Chicken and Lime Soup

March 18, 2019

There is a light citrusy flavor that you will love in this hearty chicken soup. Layers of garlic and lime embrace the fresh avocado garnish. What a wonderful Spring-time lunch or dinner!

Ingredients Makes 4 to 6 servings

2 tbsp olive oil, divided 30 mL
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4
1 cup chopped onion 250 mL
2 cloves garlic, minced 2
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2
6 cups chicken broth 1.5 L
1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes) 125 mL
2 cups broken corn tortilla chips 500 mL
2 avocados, diced 2
4 green onions, green parts only, minced 4


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no longer pink inside, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let cool.
  2. In a large pot, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and tomatoes. Cover and cook until onion is softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chicken broth and lime juice.
  3. Dice chicken and add to pot. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with equal amounts of tortilla chips, avocado and green onion.


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