Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup

Simple, one pot dinners are my jam.  When we get home from the gym every night we are ravenous, and after we feast neither Jameson nor I have much ambition to tackle a lengthy clean up.  So I am always looking to create flavorful meals that adhere to our dietary preferences, and can be accomplished quickly and painlessly.  This soup meets all our lofty, stringent criteria.  Also, if you are like me and don’t eat meat you can skip the chicken all together- it will still be spectacular. Or if you reside in a household (like ours) with a mix of herbivores and carnivores, simply cook the chicken in a pan on the side and stir into the soup when you add in your avocado. This is the perfectly effortless meal that is flexible enough to meet everyone’s needs.

 Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup

Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 3 tomatoes (or one 24 oz can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 yam
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 3 medium avocados

Directions

  1. Add the coconut oil to a large stock pot
  2. Dice the green onions and bell pepper and add to the soup pot.
  3. Mince the garlic and jalapenos and add them to the pot.  Saute on high heat for about5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and add to the soup. Continue to saute for two more minutes.
  5. Add the broth, and reduce heat to medium.
  6. Chop the tomatoes and yam into bite sized pieces and add them to the soup.
  7. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Bring entire soup to a boil.
  8. Mince the cilantro and stir into the soup.
  9. Juice the lime into the soup. Continue to boil until yams soften.
  10. Remove from the heat, and dish out into six bowls.
  11. Dice the avocado and stir in half an avocado into each bowl.
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