Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
6 organic, free range, skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (read ingredients!)
6 cups low sodium, organic chicken broth
1 c carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper
1 avocado, thinly sliced lengthwise or chopped

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, lower the heat to medium and cook until the onion begins to brown, about 7 minutes. Increase the heat to high, push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the chicken and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrots, chipotles and adobo sauce, then stir in the chicken broth. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Stir in the cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.  Pour soup into bowl and top with avocado.


  1. What is a good brand of chicken or vegetable broth? Do you know of healthy powder or paste options?

  2. Julee -
    Most of the time, I have homemade broth on hand that I make from my leftover chicken carcass. It's SO easy: throw chicken carcass in crockpot, fill with water, season with desired spices and slow cook for 4-6 hours (or, overnight on low). Easy. Alternatively, if I'm in a rush, I will purchase "Imagine" brand of organic low sodium broth. Regarding powder/paste - if you're talking about creating broth from this two items, I wouldn't go that route myself. But that's just me.

  3. What size can of chiptoles? I made this tonight and it was deathly hot and I like spicy! I am thinking that I used way too many peppers. It has great flavors though so I would like to try again. Thank you!

  4. I used the smallest cans I could find. Give it another try by easing up on the peppers if it was too hot - you'll enjoy it. We love this one.

  5. How many servings would this recipe be for?

  6. This was so delicious and authentic. Loved it! Thanks

  7. Thank You! Glad You Enjoyed It!