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Easy Mexican Lime Soup w/ Chicken recipe

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stovetop


Make a flavorful, no-fuss Chicken Lime Soup from scratch in just under an hour! This super satisfying soup is packed with cumin, onion, and flavorful green chiles. A squeeze of fresh lime juice adds some tangy flavor making it perfect any time of year. Top off this scrumptious meal with avocados, cheese, or a dollop of your favorite sour cream before serving – yummy!


Units Scale
  • 3 bone-in, chicken breast halves (Skin removed, about 2 lbs))
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 or 4 limes
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz diced green chilies
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 avocado, peeled (sliced or chopped)
  • Shredded Monterrey jack cheese

Optional toppings:

  • additional lime slices
  • avocado
  • tortilla strips
  • cilantro
  • sour cream


  1. Cut 1 lime into 4 to 6 wedges; set aside for serving. Juice as many of the remaining limes as needed to measure 1/4 cup.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper.
  3. In a large soup pot, sauté the onion until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and diced chilies and cook for another minute or two
  4. Add the chicken, broth, water, lime juice cumin, salt and pepper to the onion mixture.
  5. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, about 40 minutes.
  6. Remove the chicken from the soup and shred. Gently stir the shredded chicken back into the soup.
  7. Serve topped with shredded cheese, avocado and additional limes



*nutrition calculated without additional toppings


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 249
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Protein: 36