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Mexican Chicken Soup
15 mins
25 mins
40 mins

This recipe is not only delicious, but also very nutritious, especially since it calls for nutrient-rich avocados and a source of safe starch, sweet potatoes. It’s therefore a great recipe to include in a healthy diet that’s rich in micronutrients. Recipe from Paleo Leap

Course: Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: American, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal, Mexican
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 520 kcal
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp cooking fat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 roast chicken shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. In a medium sauce pan over a medium-high heat, bring some water to a boil and add the cubed sweet potatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the sweet potato is tender. Drain the water and set the sweet potatoes aside for later use.

  2. In a large sauce pan over a medium-high heat, combine the cooking fat with the olive oil. Once melted, add the onions to sauté. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 7 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent the onions from burning.

  3. Add the garlic, cumin as well as salt and pepper to the pot. Mix well and cook for another minute.

  4. Add the chicken stock to the pan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add in the shredded chicken, followed by the tomatoes, lime juice, cooked sweet potatoes and cilantro. Immediately remove from the heat. Allow the soup to sit for at least 5 minutes prior to serving to allow the flavours some time to blend.

  5. Serve warm topped with the avocado slices.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 482mg21%
Potassium 952mg27%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 8297IU166%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.