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Chicken Avocado Soup

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Day 2 of 5 days of fresh!

Mmmmm! This was some good soup! Its so fresh and could be a ‘clean’ recipe if you omitted the tomatoes. This recipe came from skinnytaste.com, you can find the original recipe here. It called for 5 cups of chicken broth and since I’m not using any preservatives this week I decided to make my own. It turned out really tasty I think I’ll use this technique a lot more now!

For this recycled recipe:

  • 5 c homemade broth (so easy-ingredients and directions below!)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tsp corriander
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1-11/2 c chopped scallions
  • 2 ripe hass avocados
  • 1/2 c cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalepeno (optional- can use a little cayenne pepper instead if you want)
  • 1 lime
  • a couple dollops of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • cumin to taste

For the broth:

Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker sprinkle on the thyme and coriander.

Add 5 cups of water, 1/2 onion whole or in wedges, 2 carrots and the bulb of garlic with the top cut off. Cook on low for 8 hours.

For the soup:

When you get home from work or wherever you go for 8 hours, add a little olive oil in a soup pot and heat over medium-high heat.

Saute the scallions, tomatoes, and jalepeno until soft. Once soft, move the pot to the sink, put a colander on top of the pot and drain strain your broth from the slow cooker into the soup pot.

Discard the onion, garlic, and carrots (or use for something else!) set the chicken aside, and place the soup pot back on the stove and bring to a boil. Shred the chicken. In a bowl put 1/4 the chicken, cilantro, and 1/2 an avocado (cut around core, separate into two pieces, slice into small squares in the skin, then turn the skin inside out to dump the squares into the bowl).

Pour hot broth on top, garnish with lime wedge and add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.

Whoo hoo! Healthy and delicious!

 

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2 thoughts on “Chicken Avocado Soup

  1. Looks delicious!

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