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Lime Soup With Chicken

This Lime Soup With Chicken is healthy and very refreshing. If possible, consider using organic or free-range chicken to make the broth. Whole organic or free-range chicken is definitely more expensive; but, you can try to purchase just the carcasses for the broth, cheaper this way. So, do try making the soup and enjoy the rest of the week.

Lime Soup With Chicken
(Printable Recipe)


2 (about 370 g) Chicken Breast, skinless and boneless
8 Cups Chicken Broth
2 Lime, juiced
Sea Salt to taste

For the garnish
½ Cup Diced Tomatoes
½ Cup Diced Onion
½ Cup Diced Red Pepper or Yellow Bell Pepper
¼ Cup Diced Cucumber
2 Jalapeno Chilies, finely chopped
4 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro


In a medium saucepan, place the chicken breast with enough water to cover. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat and simmer the chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan and let it cool, and shred.

To make the lime soup with chicken: Bring the chicken broth to a boil and season with sea salt if necessary. Place the diced tomatoes, onion, peppers, cucumber, chilies into each a bowls. Ladle the chicken broth into the prepared bowls and season with lime juice and top with some chopped cilantro. Serves 6.

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  1. lime soup sounds fabulous!
    I recently bought a whole free-range organic chicken and butchered it up myself (cheaper than buying it already seperated). Got a few dinners out of it, plus a huge pot os soup, which brought the cost down a lot.

  2. The preparation here is so very similar to a tortilla soup that I make. The broth of the soup is different in that it combines the chicken stock with a base of pureed caramelized onions and tomatoes. But then I fill each bowl with Mexican fixings such as avocadoes, shredded chicken, queso fresco, etc., and pour the broth over top. Then sprinkle with tortilla strips and pasilla chiles. But I tell you, what elevates the tortilla soup to another level is a generous squeeze of lime. It's just not the same without it (which is why I clicked on your post at Tastespotting in the first place). I think many cooks would do themselves a favor to investigate the nice relationship chicken and lime carry on right under their noses! :D


  3. This soup sounds really delicious!

  4. @lk- healthy delicious : Yes, it's definitely cheaper buying a whole chicken.

    @tastestopping: I just checkout your website, great job! The tortilla soup sounds interesting and thanks for sharing he recipe.

    @Nutmeg Nanny: Thanks. Do try to make them at home.

  5. This is refreshing. I always love the addition of lime in a chicken soup. That soup is so full of color.



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