In an effort to enjoy as much soup as possible before the warmer weather hits, I made this Mexican Lime chicken soup. Soups satisfy my comfort food cravings in the winter time. Just a bowl for lunch in the winter is enough to fill me till dinner. My soup section in my recipe book is close to bursting. When I saw this recipe from a Williams-Sonoma booklet, I had to add it to my already bursting soup section. It ticked all the boxes for me, hearty with pieces of chicken, fragrant, spicy with the jalapeno chilli and tart with the lime juice. Another bowl? Yes please.
Mexican Lime Soup with Chicken
- 3 or 4 limes
- 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves, each about 10 oz. (I used the leftovers of a roasted chicken)
- 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste if needed
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalepeno chili, seeded and minced
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (I used home-made broth from the carcass of the roasted chicken)
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano (I used regular oregano).
- 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
- 2 oz. queso fresco or mild feta cheese crumbled
- Cut lime into 4 to 6 wedges; set aside for serving. Juice as many of the remaining limes as needed to measure 1/4 cup.
- Chop up cooked chicken pieces and set aside. Add the onion to the pan and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and chili and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the broth, 2 cups water, the lime juice and oregano and add the chicken to the pan.
- Increase the heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
- Put the avocado, cheese and lime wedges in separate small bowls. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and serve immediately. Pass the avocado, feta cheese and lime wedges alongside.
Come join us at Angie’s Fiesta Friday #61. Selma @Selma’s Table and Margy @ La Petite Casserole will be on hand to co-host. Thanks a bunch ladies. Do visit their wonderfully creative blogs to see what they bring to the table too.