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MEXICAN CHICKEN & AVOCADO SOUP

nightshade-free
dairy-free
egg-free
nut/seed-free
gluten-free
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 8

This Mexican Chicken & Avocado Soup is a perfect answer to the chill and comes together very quickly using chicken you’ve already cooked.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ghee butter, coconut oil, or bacon fat
  • 4 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1 large yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 carrots finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
  • 3 tablespoons TEX MEX Spice Blend
  • 2 quarts 64 ounces chicken bone broth (homemade preferably)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin for nightshade-free, pictured or 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded cooked chicken or 8 servings Slow-Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken

FOR GARNISH

  • 2 avocados sliced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse sea salt and coarsely cracked black pepper

Instructions

Melt the ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add the celery, onion, and carrots and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, broth, and pumpkin and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the shredded chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Heat briefly, just to warm the chicken, then taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed.

Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each serving with avocado slices, cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, and some coarse salt and cracked pepper.

Notes

If you do not have TEX MEX blend, you can use 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of coriander, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper. 

FODMAP-FREE? 

Omit the onion and garlic and the avocado garnish. 

SPICE BLEND SWAP 

Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of TACO & FAJITA  Spice Blend 

FREEZE ME 

Freeze the soup without the avocado added. 

COOKING TIP 

I highly recommend that you use homemade chicken broth for this recipe. Not only will it provide more nutrition than the store-bought variety, but it will also impart maximum flavor. Be sure to adjust the amount of salt that you add according to how salty your broth is and taste the soup o en to adjust.