Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on December 25, 2011

I wasn’t planning on posting today. I was planning on sitting on my couch, in a Christmas cookie coma. Remembering the events of today. Our first Christmas with our two boys.


I wasn’t going to post. I was going to enjoy my glass of wine. Another cookie {or two} and just be still. For once.

But, it turns out that I’m not good at being still. And so, here I am, writing about food, when my belly is over flowing. It’s weird, on occasions when I eat too much, I think about food. I want to write about food. I want to eat more food.

I guess food is contagious. Or addicting. Or just plain wonderful.

So, if you are like me, with food on the brain all of the time, but with a belly overflowing and overfilled, you will appreciate this recipe. Soup. For those chilly post-Christmas days. For those need-to-eat-lighter days.

And also for those need-to-fill-my-body-with-warmth days. Because this soup, is HOT.


As in spicy, melt your mouth, burn your belly ,but in a good way, spicy.

As in you will need a giant glass of milk sitting next to you at all times to tame the flames.

Mexican Lime Chicken Soup

Of course, if you are a little less adventurous, you can tone down the spice a little. Just add one pepper and a little adobo sauce. I will of course be calling you a wuss the entire time time. Because spicy food, it’s just awesome.

With a hint of lime a touch of avocado, and some heat, it’s the perfect combination of hot {temperature} and hot {spicy}.

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1-2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 1-3 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3-6 tablespoons lime juice {3 tablespoons if you are using less spice, 6 if you are using more}
  • 1 avocado, sliced into 12 pieces
  • Crushed tortilla chips


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the chopped onion and garlic, lower the heat to medium and cook until the onion begins to brown, stirring often, about 7 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to high and stir in the chicken, chipotles and adobo sauce. Stir in the chicken broth. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
  3. Place 2 avocado slices in the bottom of each bowl, pour in the soup. Top with crushed tortilla chips.
  4. Optional: serve with sour cream to reduce the spice.

Adapted from Every Day with Rachel Ray.

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1 carolinaheartstrings December 29, 2011 at 7:45 am

These look so yummy. The perfect list of ingredients. Delicious. Come visit us. We have a terrific appetizer today. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

2 claire December 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Would love you to join us on creative Thursday (which is changing this week to creative mondays ?

3 Miz Helen December 31, 2011 at 8:35 am

I am lol, about your Christmas Cookie Coma, I think I have had one for days. Your boys are just precious and what wonderful memories. Your Mexican Chicken Lime Soup would sure bring us out of the coma, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
Miz Helen

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