SUMMER RECIPE | Mexican chicken lime soup

lime cilantro soup

Even though it’s summer, I always crave something warm when I get home after a long day in my freezing-cold office (people, can the AC not be turned down just a bit?). I’ve also been growing cilantro for the last few months and I’ve been dying to use it in something besides guacamole :) With that, this soup recipe was born!

This soup is super simple to make, doesn’t require cooking the chicken first (I hate when recipes don’t factor that into the recipe), and is ready to eat in an hour and 15 minutes!

Ingredients (makes 6 servings):

1 lb. chicken breast (I sliced mine in half to cook quicker)
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (I used Trader Joe’s fire roasted and diced)
3/4 cup corn (I used Trader Joe’s fire roasted frozen corn)
1 medium yellow onion
2 stalks chopped celery
1 diced jalapeño (with seeds removed)
1 medium lime (or lime juice)
2 tablespoons coarsely diced cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil

chicken lime soup

Step 1. In a large pot cook the diced onion, jalapeño, celery, garlic, and olive oil for about 4-6 minutes over medium/high heat until they begin to soften.

Step 2. Add chicken broth, canned tomatoes, chicken, cumin, and oregano to the pot and bring to a strong boil.

Step 3. Stir in the corn and pepper and let simmer for 1 hour with a lid, stirring occasionally.

Step 4. Remove the chicken, shred with a fork, and add it back to the pot.

homegrown cilantro

Step 5. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro (homegrown, woop woop!) and you’re done!

You can alter any ingredient amount to please your tastebuds. If you like it a bit spicier, diced up some more jalapeño. If you love garlic, chop up another clove and throw it in! Cooking is all about being creative.

simple summer chicken soup

This dish is best served with tortilla chips, diced avocado, and a cold beer… or two :)

14 thoughts on “SUMMER RECIPE | Mexican chicken lime soup

  1. KCole's Creative Corner July 14, 2015 / 8:38 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Jamie July 14, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Um. Making this ASAP. Service with chips/gauc and a Corona. Sounds like a perfect weekend meal to me!

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    • Amanda Brooks July 14, 2015 / 11:04 am

      Let me know what you think of it! It’s so easy and delicious :) Especially with a Corona! I like how you think, girl!

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  3. Stephanie July 14, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I love cilantro! I put it in almost everything, so I should really consider growing it as well. It’s a bit of a hassle having to buy it from the grocery store every time I need it for something. Anyway, your recipe looks really good :)

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    • Amanda Brooks July 14, 2015 / 4:29 pm

      I have more cilantro that I know what to do with hahaha Let me know if you give it a try!


  4. Emma (@EverEmmaBlog) July 15, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I LOVE soup and chili! It’s always a great way to sneak in things that are actually good for you! This looks yummy and I’m definitely adding it to my list of recipes to try.

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    • Amanda Brooks July 15, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you! It really is delicious :) Let me know what you think of it!


  5. Seema July 24, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Tasty! Yummy soup Amanda. I served it with rice and it was completely awesome. Followed your recipe just added black beans and green chilies (as suggested by my mom) Lime totally played a good part in enhancing the flavor. Will make it again and again.
    Thanks for sharing Amanda

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    • Amanda Brooks July 24, 2015 / 12:25 pm

      YUM! Great call on adding black beans! I’m so glad you found it tasty. I will have to try your recipe additions next time :)


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