Food Friday

Green Chili Chicken and Lime Soup

I love this soup at Chili’s. It is so light and delicious. I get it sometimes at lunch. I found the recipe for it and I am excited to make it. I am not a big cilantro fan, but can handle a hint of it in this soup. All the flavors mixed together make my mouth water. The pieces of avocado are my favorite . It is easy on the waistline too…a real winner (Or as my hubs says at random times, “winner winner chicken dinner!” I have no clue what it means but it sounds fitting for this dish).

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves fresh or roasted garlic, minced 80 oz chicken broth, 2 1/2 cartons of the 32 oz
10 oz can rotel tomatoes, mild
7 oz can diced green chilies
4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts; cooked, shredded and lightly seasoned with salt and pepper
2 1/2 Cups cooked rice of choice
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Pinches of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley to taste
1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh diced avocados, drizzled with lime juice
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips
1. Place oil into a large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion for 5 minutes then add in garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, green chilies, chicken breast, rice, lime juice and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes; taste and season according to your liking. Right before serving add chopped cilantro.

2. Serve soup with fresh diced avocado, shredded cheese and crushed chips if desired. Makes 10-12 servings.

I have been craving this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. I just love it! I have noticed it highlighted on other blogs lately. I guess it is that time of year when everyone is craving rich, strawberry goodness! I think I will make it next week with the strawberries I put in the freezer. Yum!

The foodie’s photo this week is not food related, but I could not resist posting the photo of his first swim of the year. Bless his little heart!

Happy Food Friday!


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

One thought on “Food Friday

  1. Both recipes sound really good…but I have that same condition your mother and sister have… a case of the 'dont want to'…so why don't you come makeyfa some of that famous soup and dessert!!!!


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