Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Soup Anyone?

With the way the weather has been recently I thought I would share a new recipe we made this week that will seriously warm you right up! Now I'm a spicy fan and this definitely has a little kick to it so alter if you need to. I feel like I've been MIA this week and with everything that has been going on I cannot believe it is only Wednesday. HOWEVER I am hoping that this Friday for the Friday 5 link-up I can share some pretty awesome super fabulous news....stay tuned! Happy hump day ya'll!



Spicy Lime & Avocado Chicken Soup
 


What you will need:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1.5lb. chicken breast
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • red pepper flakes (I love them, put them on everything!)
  • 2 medium limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 medium avocado 
How it’s done:
  1. Dice the onion, celery, and jalapeno (scrape the seeds out of the jalapeno before dicing). Mince the garlic. Cook the onion, celery, jalapeno, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add the chicken breast, chicken broth, canned tomatoes with chilies, oregano, and flakes to the pot. Bring the whole pot up to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to low, place a lid on top, and let simmer for one hour.
  3. After simmering for an hour with a lid on, carefully remove the chicken breast from the pot and use two forks to shred the meat. Return the meat to the pot. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the soup. Get as much juice as possible from the lime by using a spoon to scrape the inside of the lime.
  4. Rinse the cilantro and then roughly chop the leaves. Add to the pot, give it a quick stir, and serve. Dice the avocado and add a few chunks to each bowl. (if you are OK with dairy, you can also add cheddar cheese & sour cream)
  5. Isn't that super simple?? And it makes a lot so you can eat on it for a couple days!

sorry for blurry phone pictures haha


mmm smells so good!

serve with tortilla chips and prepare to be warmed up!  

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16 comments:

  1. Yum! I love love love soups! It has been snowy and cold in my hometown and soup sounds perfect!

    Makeover With Aspen

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    1. this was so easy too and everyone loved it!!

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  2. I keep saying I am going to try to make some soup recipes and have been seriously slacking. This sounds delish and is going on my "to-do" cook list! :)

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  3. This looks delicious! We made potato soup last night.. yummm. Tis the season for soup!

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  4. This looks so yummy!! I love soup (even during the summer!)

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  5. this looks fantastic, im writing it down now, thanks for sharing

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  6. I LOVE soup! Sounds really delicous! :) Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to your news to share! ;)

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  7. YUM! This soup looks delicious!
    I'll eat anything that has avocado in it ;)

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  8. Yummo - that looks AMAZING! I can't wait to try it!

    Katelyn
    http://realhousewifeofgreenville.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Jessi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog, you have a beautiful blog and you deserve it! Congrats.
    xo Amanda

    http://gemsandgelato.com/2014/02/06/liebster-award/

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  10. That looks tasty and heart-warming! Always looking for a new soup recipe!

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  11. This sounds delish! Thanks for recipe!

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  12. This is definitely going on our menu in the next week or so! I have to do a major grocery shop this week after being gone for like a week and a half... Can't wait to try, thanks for posting!

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  13. I love soup for dinner. With all the cold-rainy weather we've been having lately your recipe sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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