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Mexican Chicken Soup

This recipe is not only delicious, but also very nutritious, especially since it calls for nutrient-rich avocados and a source of safe starch, sweet potatoes. It’s therefore a great recipe to include in a healthy diet that’s rich in micronutrients. Recipe from Paleo Leap
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp cooking fat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 roast chicken shredded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp cilantro fresh, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sauce pan over a medium-high heat, bring some water to a boil and add the cubed sweet potatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the sweet potato is tender. Drain the water and set the sweet potatoes aside for later use.
  • In a large sauce pan over a medium-high heat, combine the cooking fat with the olive oil. Once melted, add the onions to sauté. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 7 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent the onions from burning.
  • Add the garlic, cumin as well as salt and pepper to the pot. Mix well and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chicken stock to the pan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add in the shredded chicken, followed by the tomatoes, lime juice, cooked sweet potatoes and cilantro. Immediately remove from the heat. Allow the soup to sit for at least 5 minutes prior to serving to allow the flavours some time to blend.
  • Serve warm topped with the avocado slices.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
520
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
482
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
952
mg
27
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
38
g
76
%
Vitamin A
 
8297
IU
166
%
Vitamin C
 
17
mg
21
%
Calcium
 
57
mg
6
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Light Meal, Mexican
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