Yucatan Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

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"This is good if your feeling a little under the weather some people put strin cheese cut up in this or tortilla chips or sour cream this is going to be spicy you can throw the jalapenos in whole and fish them out if you are concerned about hotness if you are not you can add more"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (651.4 g)
  • Calories 459.8
  • Total Fat - 19.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 128.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1453 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 51.4 g
  • Calcium - 83.3 mg
  • Iron - 3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 54.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil. Add the diced chicken. Stir-fry until cooked.

Step 2

Add carrots and jalapenos (use one if you dont like alotta spice)

Step 3

Add white part of onions, garlic, tomatoes, broth and corn (some people use Rotel canned tomatoes). Season then simmer 30 minutes

Step 4

Last 5 minutes, add green onion, cilantro and lime juice (be careful with the lime juice add to taste 1 tablespoon at a time if you are worried about tartness) and avocado. Stir lightly

Step 5

Serve with lime slices on the side


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting jalapeños, choose ones that are firm and brightly colored for the best flavor.
  • When buying avocados, choose ones that are slightly soft to the touch, as they will ripen in a few days.

  • Instead of chicken breasts, use chicken thighs. This will provide more flavor and richness to the soup.
  • Instead of jalapeños, use bell peppers. This will provide a milder flavor and allow for more control over the spiciness of the soup.

Mexican Style Replace the jalapeños with 1/2 cup of diced green bell peppers and add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. Instead of cilantro, use 1/3 cup of fresh parsley. Replace the sazon seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon of oregano.

Mexican Rice: Mexican Rice is a great accompaniment to Yucatan Chicken Avocado Lime Soup. It's a flavorful and simple side dish that is a great way to add some carbohydrates to the meal. The rice is cooked with tomatoes, garlic, and onion for a delicious, savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the soup.

Cilantro Lime Corn: Cilantro Lime Corn is a great complement to Yucatan Chicken Avocado Lime Soup. It's a light and flavorful side dish that adds a hint of sweetness to the meal. The corn is cooked with cilantro, lime juice, and garlic for a delicious, zesty flavor that pairs perfectly with the soup.


Q: How can I adjust the spiciness of the soup?

A: You can adjust the spiciness of the soup by adding fewer jalapeños or removing them altogether. You can also adjust the tartness of the soup by adding the lime juice a tablespoon at a time.

Q: What ingredients do I need to make the soup?

A: You will need jalapeños, tomatoes, onions, garlic, vegetable or chicken broth, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. You may also want to add additional spices or herbs for flavor.

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Fun facts:

This Yucatan Chicken Avocado Lime Soup is a popular dish in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. It is said to have been served to the Mayan gods during their ceremonies and festivities.

This soup is also a favorite of celebrity chef Rick Bayless, who is known for his expertise in Mexican cuisine. He has featured this soup in several of his cookbooks and television shows.