So full of shredded chicken, chunks of avocado, bites of radish, and amazing lime and cilantro flavors, this super satisfying Chicken Avocado Lime Soup is one of my all-time favorites. Oh, and it’s Whole 30 compliant.
Back when I was looking for recipes to make while doing my first Whole 30, I stumbled upon this amazing soup recipe that has become part of my tiny, but growing, repertoire of best soup recipes. The thing about this soup is that while you COULD add a bunch of mix-ins like tortilla chips, sour cream, and shredded cheese, there is absolutely zero need to do so. In fact, I honestly prefer it without the add-ins, which I tried when making this soup post-Whole 30. It’s just such an incredible, bright combo of lime juice that is perfectly balanced with the chicken broth, and there are so many textures and bites between the other (super healthy!) ingredients that you feel totally satisfied without all the not-as-good-for-you stuff.
Chicken avocado lime soup is chicken noodle-ish in the sense that it is a clear broth and has shredded chicken. But, you know, without any noodles. And with a bunch of other delicious ingredients that take the flavor of the broth in a whole other delicious direction. So I guess it’s not really chicken noodle-ish at all. But it sort of feels like it, you know? It’s got that comforting, familiar sensation that you get from a bowl of chicken noodle except this feels even healthier and like a revelation.
Also, I feel like it’s a really kid friendly soup because there are so many chunks of meat and avocado to scoop up. And the jalapenos don’t add heat as long as you make sure to remove the seeds, so no need to worry about kids rejecting the soup because of spiciness because it really isn’t spicy at all. Clara came home from her third day of Kindergarten requesting soup, so this is what I made for lunch and she gobbled up an entire bowl, licking her lips the whole time.
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