Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is a wonderfully flavored chicken soup that is enhanced by the lime. Each serving receives a generous squeeze of lime juice--the juice of 1 whole key lime right before serving. The recipe comes from "Southwest Slow Cooking".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart crock pot, combine all ingredients except for the olive oil, corn tortilla strips, limes and avocado.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken and shred with a fork, return shredded chicken to crock pot and stir to combine, continue to cook for about 1/2 hour.
  4. Heat oil in a medium-size skillet and sauté the tortilla strips until crisp, drain on paper towels.
  5. Divide the soup into individual serving bowls and garnish each with the juice of a whole lime.
  6. Top each serving with chopped avocado, cilantro and tortilla strips.


Most Helpful

Very good and spicy stew. I was worried about the amount of liquid in the recipe so added a can of water (using the same can as the tomatoes (15 oz)) but shouldn't have worried. I think this will be really good over rice, skippig the tortilla strips. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ January 25, 2006

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