Sopa de Lima (Yucatan Lime Soup)

TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano, crumbled
  • 1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken stock or canned low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
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Directions

Cut the tortillas into 1/4-inch strips. Heat the oil in a medium skillet and, when very hot, fry the tortilla strips, in small batches, until lightly golden and crisp, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain. Season with salt, to taste. Repeat until all tortilla strips have been fried. Set fried tortilla strips aside and reserve the vegetable oil.

Transfer 1 tablespoon of the reserved cooking oil to a large saucepan and add the chopped onion, celery, carrot, and jalapeno pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, bay leaf, and Mexican oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomato and season lightly with salt. Cook, stirring, until the tomato is softened and has released its liquid and the mixture is nearly dry, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and chicken breasts and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook until the chicken is just cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove chicken from the soup and set aside until cool enough to handle. Allow soup to continue simmering.

When the chicken has cooled a bit, shred into bite size pieces and return to the pot along with the green onions and lime juice. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the soup is piping hot. Season the soup, to taste, with salt and ladle the soup into wide soup bowls, with a handful of tortilla strips added to each bowl. Garnish with the avocado and cilantro and serve immediately.

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  • on January 08, 2013

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    Very yummy and pretty easy. I always cook my soups for at least 3 hours and this was no exception. I did however change it up a bit by starting with a large pan with around 2 1/2 quarts of water and put in 2 large skin on and bone in chicken breasts.I figured why not make my own stock. Of course you will need to skim off the foam that forms. I let this cook for around 3 hours very gently. I measured out the broth to make sure it was the 2 quarts. Sauted the veggies then added them to the broth. Let cook for another hour. I got bagged tortilla chips. Threw a couple handfulls of tortilla chips into soup, made it tasty and slightly thick.

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