Lime Soup

Ingredients

Broth

  • 1/2 or whole chicken, or 4 leg quarters (in pieces)
  • salt/pepper (for seasoning chicken)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, coarsly chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsly chopped
  • 4 quarts water
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp grated lime rind

Soup

  • small onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 large tomato
  • juice of 2-3 limes
  • broth from above
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • tortilla chips
  • avocado slices
  • cheese (optional)

Broth Preparation

  1. Salt and pepper chicken, combine with onion and water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Skim foam. Add celery, carrot, thyme, garlic, lime rind, peppercorn. Simmer 10-15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and set aside. Lower heat while chicken cools.
  3. De-bone chicken and return bones to the pot. Bring to a boil again and cook 1 hour. Skim fat while broth simmers.
  4. Shred chicken and refrigerate. Strain broth and discard solids.

Soup Preparation

  1. Saute onion & green pepper, lightly salt & cayenne. Add tomato, cook 5 min. Add broth, lime juice, and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Simmer 20 min.
  2. Stir in chicken, salt & pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. Garnish w/ tortilla chips, avocado, and cheese and serve.