This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.
Yield: 4 servings
4.79 from 23 votes

Chicken and Avocado Soup

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Avocados, chicken, scallions and cilantro in a light broth with a touch of lime. If you are an avocado lover like me, you'll love this soup.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups scallions (chopped fine)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 5 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast (12 oz)
  • 8 ounces from 2 small ripe hass avocados, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper (to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch chipotle chile powder (optional)


  • Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the oil, 1 cup of scallions and garlic. Sauté about 2 to 3 minutes until soft then add the tomatoes and sauté another minute, until soft.
  • Add chicken stock, cumin and chile powder and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered on low for about 15 minutes.
  • In four bowls, fill each with 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 avocado, remainder of the scallions, and cilantro. Ladle 1 cup chicken broth over the chicken and serve with a lime wedge.


Serving: 13/4 cups, Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.5g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 72.5mg, Sodium: 789.5mg, Fiber: 7.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7