Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime

Thin strips of chicken breast are simmered in broth with jalapenos, onion, garlic and lime and then combined with avocado and topped with crisp corn tortilla strips in this spicy soup.


  • 4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, julienned

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 white onion, sliced thinly

  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with tortilla strips to serve.