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Mexican Lime Soup

Authentic Mexican Chicken Lime Soup (Sopa de Lima)

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup Recipe:


I got this recipe from a Mexican friend because when I visited, his wife made the best “Sopa de Lima” I’ve ever had. This recipe was slightly modified because she spit-roasted the chicken but it is very close to the original. I recently made it at home and it turned out yummy! Some folks asked for the recipe, so here it is:

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced or you can substitute garlic powder
  • 6 small skinless boneless chicken breast halves (or thighs) – cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 10 cups chicken broth (I make my own with Vegeta and I throw carrots and salary in but you can use store-bought)
  • Juice from 2 fresh limes (about 1/3-1/2c)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro – a bunch
  • ½ of onion chopped
  • 1-2 avocados – peeled, pitted, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips (optional), you can do rice instead.


  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook while stirring for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add chicken and oregano to pot; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Sauté 3 minutes.
  5. Add broth and lime juice and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  7. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Place crushed tortilla chips or rice in bowl.
  • Pour soup into bowl.
  • Top with fresh avocados, onions, cilantro (can add tomato and jalapeno pepper or whatever else you like) and serve.
  • Serves about 6.

Voila! Now you have Mexican Chicken Lime Soup. This soup is definitely a comfort food. It is also excellent when you’re feeling sick, especially with a cold.


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About Joanna

is a Polish American living in Arizona with her husband Tim. She is a founding partner of JTR Tech and she is proud to be a professional geek. She had dreamt of living abroad for many years. So, she and Tim created AbroadDreams.com to document the process of making their dream of moving abroad come true. They spent 2 years in Puerto Rico and several months in Spain and Poland. Now they are exploring the American Southwest.

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One comment

  1. Thanks so much! I will try it soon!