Chicken Lime Soup

Tons of flavor, loved by all!

This is my favorite soup in the entire world. It has SO much flavor, so many good veggies, and is just a great broth-based soup. Your sinuses will be running by the time you’ve taken the 3rd bite because of the intense flavor. Just wait until you try it!

Chicken Lime Soup - Gluten Free Dairy Free so yummy! So full of flavor. and one pot!.png

GF, DF, SF, Paleo


  • 3/4 – 1 lb Chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 Onion, diced (see optional substitution below)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Tblsp Olive oil
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes with chilies (rotel brand or muir glenn are gf)
  • 6 C chicken broth (make sure it’s gf)
  • 1/2 Tblsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Optional:
    • Avocado- Not ideal for those with gastroparesis
    • Tortilla strips



  1. Pour olive oil in large pot on medium-high heat and add chopped celery, carrots, minced garlic, and diced onion. Stir and cook 4 minutes on medium – med-high.
  2. Add chicken broth, cumin, oregano, diced tomatoes with chilies, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to low and simmer for 1 hour total, adding chicken after 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, add raw chicken (full breasts, not cut)
    Note: you can either cook the chicken in separate water and then
    add it to the broth, or you can cook it all together
  4. Cook chicken 25 minutes, take chicken out, shred with two forks, and add back to soup.m
  5. Squeeze in lime juice (using a fork to really get the juices out) and add cilantro. Stir. Optional: top with tortilla strips. Serve!

Note: If you cannot eat onions, just add some extra celery, maybe some carrots, and it will still taste amazing. I can not longer eat onions, but still really enjoy the bold flavors in this soup without it!

Time saving trick: if you are in a hurry, you can grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (if you’re gf make sure it doesn’t have any flour or weird broth injected first – you can ask the staff at the store), and just add that to the broth. It will cut the cooking time in half (to be honest, I do this more than I care to admit!) 😉


Recipe adapted from Budget Bytes here.


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