Yucatan Soup With Lime

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"This is out of my "Biggest Book of Low-Carb Recipes" cookbook. The bright flavors of the Yucatan dance in your mouth as you sip this highly spiced soup. Lime juice provides a tangy surprise."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288.5 g)
  • Calories 208.2
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 72.3 mg
  • Sodium - 506.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 28.1 g
  • Calcium - 53.7 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a Dutch oven cook chicken and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and if desired, red pepper flakes. cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth and green onion. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove form heat. Stir in tomato and lime juice.


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.

  • Choose boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are fresh and not frozen.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.

  • Substitute turkey for the chicken breasts to reduce the fat content - Turkey is a leaner option than chicken, so it will help to reduce the fat content of the dish while still providing a similar flavor.
  • Substitute bell peppers for the tomato to add more color and flavor - Bell peppers are a great way to add more color and flavor to the dish, as well as a bit of crunch. This will also add more nutrients and vitamins to the dish.

Tropical Yucatan Soup Substitute 1 can of coconut milk for 1 can of chicken broth. Add 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks and 1/2 cup of mango chunks. Omit the red pepper flakes.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Yucatan Soup with Lime. It features grilled corn, creamy mayonnaise, and a blend of savory spices, all topped off with a sprinkle of cotija cheese. The creamy mayonnaise and savory spices provide a delicious contrast to the bright and tangy flavors of the soup.

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa: This is the perfect complement to the Mexican Street Corn Salad and Yucatan Soup with Lime. The grilled chicken is juicy and flavorful, while the avocado salsa adds a creamy, tangy element. The combination of the smoky grilled chicken, creamy avocado salsa, and bright and tangy Yucatan Soup with Lime make this a delicious and balanced meal.


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

A: You can adjust the spiciness of the soup by altering the amount of red pepper flakes used. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more to taste.

Q: Is this soup suitable for vegetarians?

A: Yes, this soup is suitable for vegetarians as it does not contain any meat or animal products.

1 Reviews


Definitely delicious! Big bold flavours with hints of fresh tomatoes and the lime just finishes it off perfectly. Had as soup the first night and thickened the rest with added veggies over pasta last night. Yummy! Saving this soup recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing Teresa! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(29 Jul 2017)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for its Mayan ruins and its unique cuisine. This soup is a great example of the flavors of the region, combining hot chili powder, cumin, and lime juice to create a unique and delicious flavor.

Fun Fact 2: The Yucatan region is also home to the famous Mexican singer and actor, Luis Miguel. He has a song called "Yucatan" that celebrates the region and its culture, including its delicious cuisine.