Chicken, Lime & Tortilla Soup Recipe

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This recipe is light and delicious. I often make it with left over baked chicken. It can also be made with boiled chicken as described below. This is not a heavy handed tortilla soup. It is simple and yummy. Try adding hominy or avocado as well!

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Servings: 6


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  1. Cut tortillas in half, then crosswise into 1/2 inch wide strips. Arrange on baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or light cooking oil. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In large pot boil broth with chicken covered for about 15 minutes. Remove chicken and shred once cool. Pour broth into a large bowl.
  3. In same pot saute onion, green pepper and garlic until tender. Add broth, tomato and oregano. Bring to boil. Stir in lime zest and lime juice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Sire in chicken and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  4. To Serve: Ladle soup into bowls. Add a few tortilla strips and server with chopped jalapenos, cilantro, avocado, and lime wedges.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 409g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 233  
Calories from Fat 100 43%
Total Fat 11.21g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.62g 10%
Trans Fat 0.06g  
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 427mg 18%
Potassium 506mg 14%
Total Carbs 19.66g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 2.74g 2%
Protein 14.39g 23%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This recipe is delicious! I'd probably add a few more veggies or some beans to it to make it more healthy, but it is delicious as is!
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    • Cristina
      I love all the lime, oregano and cilantro used in this recipe!
      • myra byanka
        Made it today with leftover veggies I needed to use up quick. Yum.


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