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Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

This Mexican Chicken Lime Soup has been one of my most pinned recipes for a long time. A quick read over the ingredients, and it’s easy to see why. Plus it sounds like it will be easy to make, and I’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunches. I had to give it whirl, so my week is officially set for a Mexican theme.

This post was originally published on January 15, 2018. The text and photos were updated on August 11, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.

Recipe Author: Rachel Ray Every Day
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The Ingredients

The list of ingredients for this chicken lime soup was medium length, but nothing was difficult to find or too expensive. I did have to hunt a little for the canned chipotle chiles, but they were worth the tad bit of extra effort. Their smoky flavor was to die for, and the soup would not be the same without them.

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup Ingredients
Chicken thighs, lime juice, garlic, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chicken broth, cilantro, Haas avocado, onion, extra-virgin olive oil, and tortilla chips

The Process

This soup was very easy to make in my 5-quart Dutch oven. The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. The one thing I was worried about was the avocado. I know, it’s only a garnish, but I like to try every part of the recipes I review.

The avocado was totally new to me. I don’t like them, so I’ve never had one in my house. Fortunately, I found a quick video on YouTube that had me peeling and slicing the avocado in no time. It was so much easier than I thought it would be!

The prep and cooking times for this recipe were exactly as stated (15 and 30 minutes, respectively), and I had my garnished soup ready to serve in 45 minutes. This is going on my weeknight meal list, for sure.

Slicing the Haas avocado to garnish the Mexican Chicken Lime Soup
Slicing the Haas avocado to garnish the Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

So how was it?

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The final verdict: Pinterest Success. This chicken lime soup was better than I imagined it would be! The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce gave it a smoky heat that lingered a little after each bite. It didn't overwhelm the rest of the ingredients, though, and the lime and cilantro came through nicely. The chicken was juicy and perfectly cooked, and the tortilla and avocado garnishes were very easy to add. the directions were clear, but I did lose my place a few times since they were mostly written as a paragraph. Breaking them up into numbered steps would make them easier to follow, but I consider that pretty minor.
I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.


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