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Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

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Chicken Lime Soup is a simple chicken soup recipe! This southwest chicken soup has a bit of a zing for flavor. On a cold winter’s day, this Mexican chicken soup is what you need to warm you up!

Chicken Soup with Lime In bowl with green ring

Southwest Chicken Soup

Sometimes you need some spice in your life. A southwest chicken soup is just the ticket! This simple chicken soup recipe can have a bit of a kick to it but it isn’t too overpowering which is nice.  Plus another bonus for making this chicken soup recipe is that it is cold and flu season.

Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

Mexican Chicken Soup

I just got over being sick so having a bowl of this Mexican chicken soup I do believe helped me battle my cold. The heat of the peppers plus it is also a chicken soup recipe. It is the perfect combo to help you battle germs!

Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

Recipes With Limes

As you may have noticed, I am calling this soup recipe chicken lime soup. Recipes with limes are very popular in Latin cuisines. I wanted this soup to have that southwest flavor. 

You do not see many soup recipes with limes, but trust me the lime helps bring out the heat. plus it helps add to the flavor of the soup as well. I also added corn to give this chicken soup more of the southwest chicken soup feel to it.  This Mexican soup is amazing and you will love it!

Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

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Yield: 6 Servings

Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

Chicken Lime Soup {Southwest Chicken Soup}

Chicken Lime Soup is a simple chicken soup recipe! This southwest chicken soup has a bit of a zing for flavor. On a cold winter's day, this Mexican chicken soup is what you need to warm you up!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen white corn
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and jalapeno and saute for 2 minutes, just until tender.
  2. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds more.
  3. Add the chicken broth and water.
  4. Add the chicken breasts, tomatoes, tarragon, and coriander, plus the salt and pepper..
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Allow the soup to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken breasts are cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken and turn the heat down to medium-low.
  7. When the chicken is cool enough to handle (about 5 minutes) shred with two forks.
  8. Add the shredded chicken back into the soup, along with the lime juice and chopped cilantro.
  9. Ladle into a bowl and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1332mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 23g

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Ravin kumar

Saturday 4th of July 2020

It’s one of my favorite soups. I wanted something a little different than traditional chicken noodle soup. We’ve been enjoying soup weekly at my house. Thanks for sharing us.


Thursday 14th of February 2019

Nothing like a good chicken soup and of course lime makes everything better! Looks delicious!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

I absolutely love this Chicken Lime Soup! Perfect for this rainy cold weather!!


Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Soup is always good food in our house! I'd love me a great bowl of this yummy chicken soup - what a treat!

Lori Vachon

Monday 11th of February 2019

I adore adding lime to dishes, such a pop of flavor. Hearty and delicious, thanks for this great soup recipe.

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