Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup Recipe

Doesn't this soup look delicious?  The Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup recipe is simple to make and easy to modify.  For example, if you are a cilantro hater you could make it Avocado Lime Chicken Soup. :) I especially loved this soup because it tasted even better as leftovers the second (and third) day!

I found this recipe from the blog Boxwood Clippings but as usual made a few adjustments to suit my family's needs.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup

2 tbsp olive oil 
1 onion 
4 cloves garlic 
64 oz chicken broth 
10 oz of diced fresh tomatoes and 4 oz water or 14 oz can diced tomatoes 
3 oz diced green chilies (fresh or canned)
20 oz chicken breasts
2 limes 
2 c cooked brown (or white) rice 
1 bunch fresh cilantro  
ground cumin, salt and pepper 
optional additions: tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado, cheddar cheese 


Cook chicken and shred (I boiled mine and then mixed in my Kitchenaid for a few seconds to shred easily). Warm olive oil in a large pan and cook diced onion and garlic. Add cooked chicken, cooked rice, chicken broth, tomatoes and water (or undrained can), chilies, juice from the limes (about 1/2 cup) and bring to the boil. Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin to taste. 

Add your choice of toppings.  I used cilantro and the kids had cheese and tortilla chips. Yum yum!


  1. Hello Anne! I tried to leave a comment earlier today, but I can't find it. Long story short, I love your blog so far, I've only seen a little. I want to create my own. I'd like to call it Annie's "Auts" and Ends and would just like to be sure you are okay with that. :) let me know!

    1. Hello Annie, so glad you found my little blog and that you enjoy it. :) Annie's Aunts and Ends sounds like a fun name. It is very sweet of you to consider me in your choice and I am very okay with your similar name. :) Best wishes - Anne