Lime Soup With Tortilla Strips and Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A very tasty, light, refreshing soup. I sometimes make this ahead and keep it warm in the crockpot. I also don't use nearly as much oil as the recipe calls for. From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 cup oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Working in batches, add tortilla strips; fry until golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to paper towels; drain.
  4. Mix broth and next 4 ingredients in large saucepan; bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
  7. (Tortilla strips and soup can be made 1 day ahead. Store strips airtight at room temperature. Cover soup and chill; rewarm before continuing.)
  8. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  10. Add chicken to skillet; sauté 3 minutes.
  11. Add tomato, bell pepper and onion.
  12. Sauté until chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.
  13. Place 1 lime slice in each of 6 bowls.
  14. Ladle soup over.
  15. Mound tortilla strips and chicken mixture in center of each.


Most Helpful

Yummy soup! I love the lime in it. When I saw your mention of the crock pot I decided to use it for cooking the soup (so I skipped the oil). Those lime wedges are a must!

Maito March 28, 2011

This was really good. I think the name "lime soup" might make some think it's going to taste like a savory limeade but it doesn't. It tastes like a tortilla soup sans the tomato base with a hint of lime. After tasting this, I added a little garlic powder to my soup. I also stuffed corn tortillas with the mixture to make quesadillas to dip into the soup! Made for Photo Tag 2008.

ThatSouthernBelle November 06, 2008

Not sure if the other review I wrote went through or not, but I thought this soup was grand!! I added just a bit more cumin and cilantro, just because we love those a lot! Made for ZWT4 CAFE ZMAAK Gypsies!

Annisette June 14, 2008

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