Chicken Soup with Avocado and Lime

After months of heavy eating in the name of ‘comfort food’ and the winter season, I needed a break. The light, tasty broth of this soup hit the spot! Add lime juice, garlic, cilantro…flavor packed! This soup comes together in about 30 minutes for your busy week night and gives you another reason to #dumpthedrivethru. I’ll take it!

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Chicken Soup with Avocado and Lime

1 lb chicken tenderloins, cut into thin strips

32 oz. of low sodium chicken broth

3 cloves minced garlic

1 Tablespoon cilantro paste (or more to your taste)

1/4 cup of lime juice

1 drained can of Original flavor Rotel (can substitute the flavor you prefer)

salt and pepper to taste

1 peeled and diced avocado (peel and dice into bite size pieces once soup is about done)

Tortilla strips to top it all off

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat, Once you see that the chicken is cooked, let soup simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the avocado that you’ve diced into bite size pieces and stir to mix it in. Simmer for another 5 minutes to heat through the avocado.

Taste to adjust salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowl and top with tortilla strips.

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Quickie Ground Chicken Empanadas

 

Empanadas are a staple in the Hispanic culture and I’ve noticed others have their own version of a stuffed mini pie. It’s hard to resist a little baked pie filled with a  whole lot of goodness!

Follows my ‘Semi Home Made” version of empanadas. You can substitute pie crust dough if you have the time and inclination. I used canned biscuits this time. The beauty of this recipe is you can customize the filling, the dough, all of it!

Chicken Empanadas

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