Fiesta Chicken & Lime Soup

 

This is a low-calorie, gluten-free dish that’s hearty and tastes incredible.

Prep time= 10 mins

Cook time= 45 mins

Total time=less than an hour

Ingredients:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion & 2 stalks of celery (I used my previously chopped and frozen celery and onion mixture)
  • half a green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cooked chicken breast (I used leftover meat from a rotisserie chicken.)
  • 1 can of low-sodium black beans
  • 1 Edward & Sons veggie cube (or a low-sodium bouillion cube)
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes w/chiles
  • Seasonings: Oregano, cumin, Celtic salt, ground pepper to taste
  • 1 medium lime
  • Cilantro
  • 1 medium avocado

Instructions:

  1. Line a pot with a drizzle of olive oil and add onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic. Let the vegetables soften and add the broth, a veggie cube, water, diced tomatoes, black beans, and seasonings.
  2. Let the soup simmer for twenty minutes and then add the cooked chicken meat.
  3. After ten minutes, do a taste test and add more seasoning or water if necessary. Then squeeze in the juice of one lime.  (The lime juice really makes this dish.) Add a handful of chopped cilantro.

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Serve each bowl with chunks of avocado and gluten-free, blue corn tortilla chips. I hope you like this. BTW, I made chicken broth from the carcass of the rotisserie chicken. Here’s how to do it Homemade Chicken Bone Broth.

Stay blessed,

Barbie

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