January 04, 2018
This delicious soup is extra filling with the double protein power from including both chicken and quinoa. Lime juice keeps this dish tasting bright, and the festive garnishes add even more flavor and freshness. Try this soup for a healthy weeknight meal, and enjoy your efforts the next day as a hot lunch!
Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 jalapeño, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper4 cups chicken broth1 lb boneless chicken breasts (about 2 - 3 breasts)2 tomatoes, diced2 limes, juiced, (about 1/4-1/2 cup of fresh lime juice)1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
Garnish:1 avocado, diced2-3 scallions, thinly sliced1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped4 tablespoons sour cream
Directions:1. In a large soup pot, sauté the onion, garlic, and jalapeno in olive oil until the onion has softened. Add the cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
2. Add the broth and chicken breasts and bring to a boil. Simmer the chicken breasts until they are cooked through (about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts). Remove the cooked chicken breasts, place on a plate, and shred apart with two forks.
3. Add the diced tomatoes, lime juice, quinoa, and shredded chicken back into the soup pot, and simmer until the quinoa is tender - about 12-15 minutes.
4. Serve the soup with an array of garnishes: diced avocado, sliced scallions, minced cilantro, and a generous dollop of sour cream.
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