Yucatan Lime Soup

This soup is SO delicious. The flavors are amazing and it’s hearty and healthy. I’m usually not a fan of leftovers but I’ve been having this soup for lunch every day since I made it last week. It’s a Ricks favorite. The only annoying part is the ‘essence’ which is a mixture of a ton of spices. But you probably already have most of them in your spice rack. I just mixed it up, put it in a little ziplock so now it’s ready to go for next time I make the soup. I didn’t have a couple of the spices and it was fine without them.

Yucatan Lime Soup

1-2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes (although I was thinking shredded cooked chicken might be good too)
1 t cumin
1/4 t salt
3/4 cup white onions finely chopped
1 t essence (
2 T paprika, 2 T salt, 2 T garlic powder, 1 T pepper, 1 T onion powder, 1 T cayenne pepper, 1 T oregano, 1 T thyme)
1 t minced garlic
1 cup seeded chopped tomatoes (or 1-2 cans)
1 jalapeno, chopped with seeds removed
1 1/2 boxes of chicken stock (4 cups)
2 limes squeezed
2 cans of rinsed black beans
1 avocado diced (topping)
Chips or quesadilas (on the side)

Season chicken with cumin and salt. In large pot with 2 T olive oil add onions, essence and 1/4 t salt until onions are soft. Add cubed chicken with garlic, tomatoes, jalapeno. Saute for 3 minutes. Add chicken shock and lime juice with black beans. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Top with diced avocados and serve with chips or (my personal fav) jack cheese quesadilas.

This is seriously my favorite soup I think.
(And BOOOOO for all of you that live in places where it’s already too warm for soup. It snowed here yesterday. Did I say snow? I meant blizzard)


I like to put as many vegetables in as possible such as Italian thin skinned peppers and fresh cut spinach Also, don’t forget the fresh cilantro at the very end.. We serve it with corn bread. Yeah, it is YUMMY!

This is Matt and I’s favorite soup as well. We use curry powder on the chicken instead of cumin and prefer the increased flavor depth as a result. We also serve it with cheese quesadillas — yum!

That looks amazing! I’m bookmarking this so I can remember to make it soon.

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