Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chicken Avocado Soup

  

I love eating anything with a spoon.  Ice cream, cereal, yogurt.  I can eat none of those things currently unless I cheat on my diet so I'm making up for it by eating soup.  I made 3 different soups this past week and they were all amazing!!

This soup is from one of my favorites, Skinny Taste!  Gina takes regular recipes and makes a healthier version.  If you follow weight watchers you can see how many point are in the recipe and she posts as much nutritional information as possible.  If you haven't checked out her website you should!

Chicken Avocado Soup

5 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded chicken breast (I used 2 breasts)
1 tomato, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 and 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
2 ripe avocados, diced
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
pinch cumin
pinch chipotle chili pepper

If you already have pre-cooked chicken great!  If not, boil your chicken in the chicken broth for about 15-20 minutes.  Make sure you don't over cook! 

While your chicken is boiling saute your garlic and 1 cup of scallions in a pan.  Then add your tomatoes and cook until they are soft.  You can also chop your avocados now too.

After you take your chicken out of the broth add the scallion mixture.  Bring to a boil and add your spices.  Then simmer for 15-20 minutes covered.

Shred your chicken.  Then fill four bowls with 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 an avocado, about a Tbsp of scallions (that hadn't been sauteed) and the cilantro. Then cover with the chicken broth.  

As you can see from the picture I didn't chop my cilantro but you certainly could do that!  The original recipe also calls for lime wedges but I didn't even think they were needed.  

This soup was SO fresh tasting and delicious!  It was light and filling at the same time.  I have to admit that I ended up making it twice last week because it was so good!!

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Make sure you check back this week for my Pumpkin Chipotle Chocolate Chili recipe AND Skinny Italian Wedding Soup!

20 comments:

Leisure M. said...

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Brooke said...

Looks very yummy! I am going to try your recipe!


=)


Brooke

Rita said...

Yum! This looks great, thanks for sharing!

Crystelle said...

You had me at avocado...
What a wonderful soup for the fall....
Thanks for sharing :)

hugs ~ Crystelle

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

New fan here from DIY Dreamer. I love this idea! I would be so honored if you would share it at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/11/farm-girl-blog-fest-7.html

And while you're visiting, be sure to enter to win an Egg Skelter!

Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Sounds yummy--I'm hungry at 8pm and wish I could make it ;)

Jill said...

That look so tasty! I'm a big soup fan too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Peggy said...

Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

WTFab said...

Yum this sounds great, thanks for posting! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Printabelle said...

I love eating everything with a spoon, lol, even things I should eat with a fork! This looks good and pretty easy to make, too, thank you for sharing.

ForTheLoveOfTheSweetLife said...

This sounds incredible, and simple too! Thanks for sharing!

I found you at The Well Crafted Home :)

-Kelly (For the Love)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
Your Chicken Avocado Soup looks delicious, I just love this combination. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Corsoin thekitchen said...

This recipe makes my mouth water. Omg, sounds so delicious!

New follower from Inspiration Friday!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Hi Laura. What a gorgeous recipe. You have a lovely blog and I can't wait to read it. I'm your latest follower. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

Anne xx

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Chicken, avocado and cilantro are a brilliant trio! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

Katie Drane said...

Yum! Definitely giving this one a try:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Yum, yum, yum! This is on my diet too! Thank you for sharing something healthy that I can actually eat :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

This sounds delicious! YUM!! Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation! I am going to be featuring your soup at tonights link party!
Jill

Kelley Wilson said...

Thanks so much for linking up last week, I featured your recipe on this weeks I Freakin did it Friday!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Another great soup recipe of yours for me to pin. I saw you featured at Miss Information.

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