South of the Border Chicken Soup
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- 1/4 cup of lime juice
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves, each about 10 oz.
- 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more, to taste
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper, plus more, to taste
- 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeño chili, seeded and minced
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp. Mexican oregano
- 1 Haas avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
- 2 Drops of Young Living Lime Vitality Essential Oil
- 2 oz. queso fresco or mild feta cheese, crumbled
- Season the chicken breasts with the 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Add the onion to the pan and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and chili and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the broth, water, lime juice, lime vitality essential oil, and oregano, then return the chicken to the pan.
- Increase the heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover partially and simmer until the chicken shows no sign of pink when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife near the bone, about 40 minutes.
- Transfer the chicken to a carving board and let cool slightly. Meanwhile, keep the soup at a simmer. Remove and discard the skin and bones, and shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Stir the chicken into the soup. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
- Put the avocado, cheese and lime wedges in separate small bowls. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and serve immediately. Pass the avocado, cheese and lime wedges alongside. Serves 4 to 6.
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*Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma New Flavors for Chicken, by Rick Rodgers (Oxmoor House, 2008).
*Note: This recipe is an S for Trim Healthy Mamas and is Keto & Paleo Friendly.
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