January 14, 2014

Delicious Chicken & Lime Soup

I wanted to switch things up a bit and bring you my newest obsession: sopa de pollo con limon-- aka chicken lime soup.  It is delicious, healthy, affordable and oh-so-comforting. I heard about the recipe from a friend and she got it from this website called budgetbytes they have a ton of great recipes. I'm not a domestic person by any means--I mean I can whip up some tasty dishes but I generally need a recipe to follow or I have a mini panic attack. I love when I find recipes that are yummy but also easy to make because honestly, after a full work day, who has time/energy to be in the kitchen all night.  Anyways, my point is, if I can make it, you can make it.  So lets dunk in, shall we?
A little spicy, salty, with some fresh lime juice and the creamy avocado chunks...divine-ness. Is that a word?

Here's what you'll need:

- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 
- 1 Medium yellow onion
- 2 Stalks organic celery (I added less because I'm not a fan of celery)
- 1 Medium jalapeno 
- 5 Cloves garlic
- 3/4 lb. organic chicken breast (about 1 chicken breast depending on size) 
- 6 Cups organic chicken stock
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes with green chiles 
- 1 Tsp oregano
- 1/2 Tbsp cumin
- 1/2 Bunch of organic cilantro (roughly 1 cup)
- 1 Medium avocado

*side note: you don't have to use organic ingredients but I do my best to buy organic whenever/wherever I can :)

Total Prep Time: 10 Min
Total Cook Time : 1 hour and 15 min.
 

1.  Dice up the onion, celery, jalapeno (scrape out the seeds), and mince the garlic. Then, saute everything in the olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium heat. 

2. Add in the chicken breast (just dump it in, no need to cut it)

3. Along with the chicken breast, you'll add the 6 cups of chicken stock, the can of diced tomatoes with chiles, the oregano and cumin. You'll end up with this:

4. At this point, bring the pot to a boil (uncovered) at high heat. 

5. Once your pot is boiling, turn the heat to low and cover the pot. Let it simmer for 1 hour.

6. After its been simmering for an hour, take the chicken out and shred it using a knife or two forks.  The chicken will be tender and moist. 

7. Put the shredded chicken back in the pot, add the juice of 1 lime (I used 2 but it depends on how juicy your lime is)  

8. Wash your cilantro thoroughly. Chop it roughly and add to the soup. 

9. Optional: Dice up some avocado and add to the soup right before serving. 

10. And voila! Go plop your butt on the couch, and ENJOY.


12 comments:

  1. This is my favorite type of soup! I have a very similar recipe, and it's delicious! Mmm..I think this is what I'll make tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! And its so easy to make!
      xx Grace

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  2. This looks so very yummy! Love that you can put avocado in the soup as well, bet it tastes amazing! :) xx

    Miss Sophie Rose

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    1. Hi Sophie! yes, the avocado makes it taste even better! Hope you'll try it out!
      xx Grace

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  3. It looks so yummy, same here without recipe I panic too ;)
    Well if I try it I'd have to do it without celery I'm allergic, hope it turns out the same ;) XO

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Marija, I'm sure the soup will be just as yummy without the celery! I didn't really add a whole lot so I'm sure you can add something else in place of it :) hope you'll try it out, and let me know how you like it!
      xx Grace

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  4. I love chicken tortilla soup, and this looks like a great spin-off recipe. Can't wait to try it!
    jengenuine.blogspot.com

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    1. I love chicken tortilla soup too! they are very similar so I'm sure you'd enjoy this version as well :)
      thanks for stopping by!
      xx Grace

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  5. This looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks Traci! Def. try it out :)
      xx Grace

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  6. This looks wonderful…I know what will be on my menu this week!

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  7. This looks wonderful…I know what will be on my menu this week!

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