Mexican Lime Soup With Chicken

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Recipe: #32965

July 18, 2019

"The old, traditional way of making this soup. This serves 6 as a first course, or 4 as a lunch."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (505.3 g)
  • Calories 401.3
  • Total Fat - 21.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 129.5 mg
  • Sodium - 992.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 9.4 g
  • Protein - 21.2 g
  • Calcium - 68.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 43.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

First, simmer the chicken gizzards in 1 teaspoon salted water for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat the 2 tablespoons oil in a saucepan, then add the onion.

Step 3

Let the onion cook until soft.

Step 4

Add the green bell pepper, stirring for one minute.

Step 5

Next, add the tomato. Cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 6

Add the chilies, the chicken stock, the lime juice and the lime shell.

Step 7

Bring everything to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.

Step 8

While it's simmering, add the chopped livers and the chopped gizzards.

Step 9

Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Step 10

In the meantime, heat 1/4 cup oil in a skillet on the stove top.

Step 11

Cut the tortillas into strips. Add them to the hot oil in the skillet in batches, making sure to turn them over.

Step 12

When the tortillas are crisp, drain them on a paper towel.

Step 13

Put the soup into bowls, adding tortilla strips to the top of each bowl.

Step 14

Put a lime slice on the rim of each bowl.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a wonderfully different kind of soup for us. This the first time I have used gizzards/liver in a recipe and found we really enjoy it. Did not use the green pepper and loved the warmth of the serrano. Finished off with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro. Thank you for sharing What! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(2 Jul 2020)