Xochitl - Chicken and Lime Soup

Carolyn Haas


I had this delicious soup at a local restaurant recently. I had no idea how to pronounce the name - the server said it's "So-chee". Without some of the garnishes, this is also very WW friendly - low points!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    celery ribs, sliced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced or grated
  • 1
    jalapeño, seeded and chopped (can use poblano instead)
  • 12 oz
    chicken breast
  • 1
    carrot, sliced (or equivalent amount of baby carrots)
  • 2 can(s)
    tomatoes with chiles (10 ounce cans)
  • 2 tsp
    mexican oregano or epazote, if available
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6 c
    good quality chicken broth or stock
  • 1 small
    zucchini, sliced
  • 2
    limes - juice of 1 and 1 to slice for garnish
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1
    avocado, diced
  • 2
    green onions, chopped white and green
  • ·
    tortilla chips, crushed, for garnish
  • ·
    sour cream, for garnish
  • ·
    shredded cheese, for garnish

How to Make Xochitl - Chicken and Lime Soup


  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot. (I used chili infused olive oil.) Add the onion, celery, pepper, and carrot - cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
  2. Add the chicken breast, broth, diced tomatoes with chiles, oregano, and cumin to the pot. Cover pot, turn the heat up to high, and bring to a boil. Then, turn the heat down and let the pot simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. After simmering for 45 minutes, add the zucchini slices. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred the meat. Return the shredded meat to the pot. Squeeze the juice of one of the limes into the soup - about 2-3 tablespoons of juice. Zucchini should be cooked by still firm. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir the chopped cilantro and green onions into the soup. Add some chopped avocado to each bowl then ladle in the soup. Other garnishes may be at the table and added as desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Xochitl - Chicken and Lime Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

14 Summer Squash Recipes

14 Summer Squash Recipes

Summer produce is our favorite, especially summer squash! With so many delicious ways to prepare summer squash, it’s a healthy go-to ingredient during these warmer months. Yellow with a fat bottom that gets skinnier towards the neck, it’s very easy to differentiate summer squash from zucchini. No matter how you cut, cook or top it, […]

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

The portobello mushroom is one of the most popular varieties of mushrooms in the world. Known as natural cancer-fighters and providing numerous health benefits, so portobellos are a tasty addition to your diet. Whether you are going low-carb, want to partake in Meatless Monday, or are on a plant-based diet, portobellos will become a staple […]

30 Blueberry Recipes To Make This Summer

30 Blueberry Recipes To Make This Summer

Muffins and bread and pie, oh my! We absolutely love blueberry season. Every bite of these blueberry recipes is bursting with flavor and is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. From lemon blueberry bread to basil blueberry muffins to blueberry cream cheese french toast, your taste buds will be begging you to make these blueberry recipes ASAP!