Chicken Lime Soup

Chicken Lime Soup

Time: 40 mins


  • olive oil, mist
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 limes
  • 1 1/2 quarts homemade chicken broth or 1 1/2 quarts good quality chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 1/4 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced skinned and seeded tomato
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • 1 Spray olive oil mist over the chicken breasts, then squeeze the juice of 1 lime over them. Grill (or broil) the chicken over medium heat for 5 minutes per side. Cool for a few minutes, then dice or shred. Set aside.
  • 2 Bring the chicken broth to a simmer. Add the bell pepper, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and cook for 5 minutes. Add the reserved chicken, the juice of the remaining limes and the tomato. Season with salt. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the cilantro and salsa, or pass them at the table.
  • 3 For Salsa: Combine the onion, tomatoes, chile, garlic, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl. Season to taste with salt. Yields about 2 cups.
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