Recipe: Avocado and Chicken Soup

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Avocado and Chicken Soup

I’ve had my Ninja blender for awhile now, and while it’s made a ton of milkshakes and smoothies, I haven’t truly put it to the test. Earlier this week, I picked up some avocados at Costco and noticed a recipe for avocado and corn soup on the bag. I had never considered avocado as a soup base before, so I decided to give it a go with a variation on one of my favorites, chicken tortilla soup and make Avocado and Chicken soup. What I was going for was a slightly creamier soup texture, without the cream.

Avocado and Chicken Soup ingredients

Avocado and Chicken Soup

Ingredients
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 – 3 tsp minced garlic
1 can diced green chilis
2 ripe avocados skin and pit removed
1 tablespoon lemon (or lime) juice –  I think I’d prefer lime, but lemon was what I had in my kitchen tonight
1/4 teaspoon green Tabasco sauce, plus more to taste
3 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cups canned chicken broth or homemade stock
2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into approximately 1 1/2-by-1/4-by-1/4-inch strips (I bake mine, then slice it up)

optional toppings
tortilla strips
crumbled bacon
sour cream

Directions
In a your blender, combine the garlic, diced green chilis (with liquid), avocados, lime/lemon juice, green Tabasco, 1 1/2 cups of the water, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and the pepper. Puree until smooth.

Avocado in Ninja Blender

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in your favorite soup pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and the remaining 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer. Then add your cooked chicken into the pot. Add the avocado puree from the bledner. Heat through, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve the soup topped with tortilla strips, crumbled bacon and sour cream.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Mary Dailey says:

    This looks wonderful Love the new twist of bacon in it!

  2. sounds good! I am going to try this recipe

  3. Priscilla S. says:

    This looks so good! My family and I love avocados. I will definitely have to make this before the weather warms up.

  4. nicole dz says:

    i love putting tortilla strips and sour cream in my soup, this is a GREAT recipe. Easy to make and simple to follow. YUM!

  5. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Have never had a soup like this one before, good one to try to see how everyone likes this.

  6. This recipe sounds wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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