Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

Makes 6 servings
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, julienned

1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil

1 white onion, sliced thinly

8 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 (depending on your spice preference) fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips

1 quart (32 oz.) chicken broth

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (need 2 limes)

1 large tomato, seeded and diced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.


In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, garlic and jalapenos in olive oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper. Gently simmer until chicken is cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in avocado and cilantro and heat through. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with tortilla strips and cilantro to serve.


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