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Healthy Chicken Lime & Avocado Soup

This Healthy Chicken Lime & Avocado Soup is a budget friendly, easy soup recipe that is perfect for just about any diet and still tastes AMAZING!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: budget friendly, healthy, quick and easy
Calories: 378kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 1 small White Onion (diced)
  • 1 medium Jalapeno (diced, remove seeds)
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Fiesta Seasoning (divided)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pepper (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro

Instructions

  • Spray crockpot with cooking spray and add chicken breasts. Note: add ½ cup of water if using fresh chicken, frozen chicken will not need the extra water.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, and 1 tablespoon of Fiesta seasoning. Cook on low for 3-5 hours or high for 2-4 hours. Once chicken is no longer pink, shred chicken apart in the crockpot using a fork or spoon.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pot on medium heat. Add onion and jalapeno to pot and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  • Add in minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt & pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, and 1 tablespoon of fiesta seasoning. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth and shredded chicken to the pot, cover with lid, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add fresh lime to soup. Top each serving with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and any additional desired toppings.

Notes

Recipe Variations
This really is not a spicy soup even with the addition of the jalapeno. However, if you prefer a milder soup, feel free to omit this ingredient!
Use chicken thighs or a rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breasts.
Bone broth can be used instead of chicken broth for those on the Keto or Paleo diet.
Green onions also work well instead of a white onion.
If you don’t have any minced garlic on hand, garlic powder will work just fine as well.
I use any type of “Fiesta” seasoning that has a Mexican flair with lime. If you don’t have any on hand, just add a ½ tsp more of cumin, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
Additional toppings that pair well with this soup: tortilla chips or strips, Colby jack cheese, sour cream, cilantro. We usually make cheese quesadillas as a side to this soup as well. 
Healthy Chicken Lime & Avocado Soup Crockpot Version
Instead of only preparing just chicken in the crockpot, you can do the whole recipe in the crockpot if you wish!
Spray crockpot with cooking spray and add chicken breasts, chicken broth, jalapeno, onion, and all spices. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
When ready to serve, shred apart chicken in the crockpot using a spoon or fork. Add in lime juice. Top each serving with avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and any additional desired toppings.
Healthy Chicken Lime & Avocado Soup Freezer Version
Prepare the soup as instructed. However, the recipe will taste best if you only freeze the soup-base (shredded chicken, broth, jalapeno, onion). When ready to serve, add lime, cilantro, tomato, and avocado.