Chicken Avocado Soup

Chicken Avocado Soup

Chicken Avocado Soup

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts,* or 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cups chopped green onions (including whites, mince the whites)
2 jalapeƱos, seeded and minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
3 medium avocados, peeled, cored and diced
Tortilla chips, Monterrey jack cheese, sour cream for serving (optional)


In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add green onions and jalapenos and saute until tender, about 2 minutes, adding garlic during the last 30 seconds of sauteing.
Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, season with salt and pepper to taste, and add chicken breasts if using (otherwise wait to add rotisserie chicken until the end). Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
Then reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken has cooked through 10 – 15 minutes (cook time will vary based on the thickness of chicken breasts).
Reduce burner to warm heat, remove chicken from pan and let rest on a cutting board 5 minutes, then shred chicken and return to soup. Stir in cilantro and lime juice, and rotisserie chicken now if using.
Add avocados to soup just before serving (if you don’t plan on serving the soup right away, I would recommend adding the avocados to each bowl individually, about 1/2 an avocado per serving). Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

For thicker chicken breasts, cut breasts in half through the length (thickness) of the breasts, they will cook faster and more evenly.
You can leave seeds if you want soup spicy, replace jalapeƱos with 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper if you don’t like heat.
For a less brothy soup, you can reduce to 3 cans of chicken broth if desired.

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