Xochitl - Chicken and Lime Soup

4
Carolyn Haas

By
@Linky1

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 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
    cumin
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes


When planning a menu for your summer cookouts, make sure to add a slab or two of ribs to your menu. When done right, they’re tender, flavorful, and oh so tasty. Whether you like your ribs grilled, oven-baked, or smoked we’re sharing something to suit everyone. These 10 fall-off-the-bone rib recipes are so good, have […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas


There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto


Bright green in color, pesto is a classic northern Italian sauce. Traditionally made with basil, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and nuts (pine nuts or walnuts), it has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. Easy to make at home, it’s versatile and quite tasty. We’re sharing pesto sauce from scratch recipes along with ways you can […]