Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken and Avocado Soup

If you had told me that in the middle of May I would be craving soup, I would have told you that you were crazy!  But, it has been absolutely beautiful here in New Orleans.  Last night was so chilly that we had to wear sweatshirts when we walked in the park.  It was the perfect night for a tasty but light bowl of some yummy goodness.

 I  The baby has been craving Mexican for days!!  So Sunday when I began planning our menu for the week, I had to have a Mexican option.  I went to my favorite source for light but delicious recipes, Skinny Taste, and found a recipe that was just right - Chicken and Avocado Soup.  

This soup was just fabulous!  It was light and brothy, but with the addition of some cooked brown rice, it was hearty enough for a main meal.  For a little extra flavor, I added more than just a pinch of chipotle chili powder. It might be my very favorite spice in our cupboard.  It is perfectly spicy but also very smoky!!!  Use it with caution though because it packs a punch.
Photo Courtesy of Skinny Taste

5 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded chicken breast (Think rotisserie chicken - Easy button)
1 tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups scallions, chopped fine
2 ripe hass avocados, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine
4 lime wedges
2 tsp olive oil
salt + fresh pepper to taste
pinch cumin
pinch (or several!) chipotle chile powder (optional)
Cooked Rice (optional)

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup of scallions and garlic. Sautéabout 2 minutes then add tomatoes and sauté another minute, until soft. Add chicken stock, cumin and chile powder and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered on low for about 15-20 minutes.

In four bowls, fill each with 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 avocado, remainder of the scallions, and cilantro. Ladle 1 cup chicken broth over the chicken and serve with a lime wedge.

I hope you've been enjoying the pretty weather!  I think we might have gotten the last of ours until October.  We appreciated every minute of it!


  1. Good afternoon from Tokyo!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday~you were so sweet. I appreciated the well-wishes!

    Now onto the important things...such as this soup and the fact that your sweet bebe already has impeccable taste! This sounds perfect for these spring nights. It's still pretty cool in Tokyo, so a brothy, yet flavorful soup is just the ticket. Thank you for sharing! I hope you enjoy many more nice nights like yesterday evening~though knowing Nola as we both do, they're quickly coming to an end.

    My best to you and your sweet family...



  2. Yum! That looks really good - and it's a recipe I could make since it doesn't have any ingredients w/ gluten.

    I tend to crave soup year round... even on hot days, which is odd to most people. But it's such a comfort food for me!

  3. You hit the spot...Mexican and Chicken are my favorite food so I know I will absolutely love this!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I am another who regularly craves Mexican while pregnant. Especially chips and salsa verde.

  5. I love Mexican food. It's my favorite. I can't wait to give this a try. Yum! Healthy, too!

  6. This sounds delicious! I don't think I've heard of avocado in soup before, but it sounds great!



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