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Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe

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This Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe is easy to prepare and super tasty. It is guaranteed to become a firm favorite in your household. If you’re a fan of delicious chili recipes, you’ll love these!

Creamy, loaded with chicken, veggies, beans, parmesan cheese, and tomatoes, along with the chili lime rub, you know it packs a punch.

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Since you get to make this soup using chicken breast, chili, lime, and other delicious ingredients, there’s no doubt that this recipe will turn out amazing.

It is a delicious soup, perfect all year round, especially during the colder months. The heat from the chili gives off that comforting warming sensation, and not just for your tastebuds.

Be sure to check out the rest of my Easy Soup Recipes for even more tasty dishes and ideas! I also love making simple chicken recipes!

Chicken Chili Lime Soup

This chicken chili lime soup is delicious. It is easy to prepare, and while there are a lot of ingredients, each one adds to the levels of flavor you experience with every spoon full.

You can taste the chili running through the broth. The added veggies give it depth, and I love the addition o white beans to give a sense of creaminess.

And since my boys eat a ton, I always look for easy meals full of flavor. We love to make this soup recipe at least a couple of times throughout the year. It’s always a welcomed dinner that no one wants to miss.

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How do I thicken soup?

Thickeners are an essential component of soup, as they can improve the consistency and give it a more desirable texture.

One simple way to thicken soup is to use a roux, a cooked mixture of flour and fat. Flour and fat can be heated in a saucepan until they become thick enough to whisk into the soup, creating a hearty, creamy soup that may contain lumps if not strained properly. (so be aware!)

Alternately, pureed vegetables or legumes can also serve as thickeners; blend pieces of vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or beans with the remaining ingredients for additional thickness and nutrition.

Keep in mind that if adding either of these ingredients, additional seasoning may also be needed for a proper flavor profile.

Lastly, homemade stock – consisting of bones, vegetables, and herbs -can provide depth of flavor while also thickening soups; this boiling process can last several hours before blending, so plan accordingly.

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re ready to give meal planning a try, you’re not going to want to miss out on my simple method. Just a few moments of planning mean that you’ll be able to schedule everything for the week.

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Refreshing Drink: Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Don’t forget Dessert: Andes Mint Brownie Cookies Recipe

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Best Soup Recipes:

Once you make this Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe, you’ll want an even more hearty and warm feeling in your tummy.

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite soup recipes that you will love!

Hamburger Soup is a great way to enjoy an easy meal for the entire family.

Broccoli Cheese Soup is super popular for a reason, and I think it’s one that you’re really going to love.

If you want a lighter soup, check out this Cabbage Roll Soup.

This Potato Soup recipe is one of the best flavors you can try!

Don’t miss out on this Chicken Orzo Soup recipe!

Asparagus Soup is a fun and unique flavor at any time of year. I love this easy soup recipe!

Carrot Soup is a great way to get more veggies in your diet.

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Can I use rotisserie chicken for this recipe?

Absolutely! If you want to cut down on time, you can also use leftover chicken or precooked chicken. This super simple solution can make your prepping time even less.

Anything that you can do to cut down on the cooking time of this recipe, go for it! I’m all about making dinner recipes as fast and easy as possible.

The Instant Pot already does a great job of doing that because it cooks this dish so quickly, so be sure to make it as simple as possible when adding the ingredients, too.

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Do lime juice and lemon juice taste the same when added to soups?

While both citrus fruits share a similar level of tartness and acidity, their flavor profiles have subtle differences that can impact the overall taste of a soup.

Lemon juice tends to have a brighter, more assertive flavor that can cut through heavier soups, while lime juice provides a more nuanced, slightly sweeter taste that pairs well with spicy or savory dishes.

Therefore, whether you choose to use lemon juice or lime juice depends on the flavor profile you want to achieve in your soup.

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More Chicken Recipes:

The culinary world is filled with many dishes to satiate any chicken lover’s appetite. As a meat that is versatile and easy to cook, chicken can be prepared in a variety of ways to suit different palates.

If you are looking to explore the numerous recipe options available and take your taste buds on an adventure, there are plenty of exciting chicken dishes worth trying.

Instant Pot Chili Lime Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chili Lime Chicken Soup

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe is easy to prepare and super tasty. It is guaranteed to become a firm favorite in your household.


  • 2 lg. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 15 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes (1 can)
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 8 oz chilis (1 small can)
  • 1 cup baby carrots sliced
  • 6 small potatoes diced
  • 15 oz white beans (1 can)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 stalks celery (finely diced)
  • 15 oz corn (1 can)
  • chili lime rub (ingredients below)
  • 2 limes (juiced - zest first and save zest for rub)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (add extra for garnish if desired)

Chili Lime Rub

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander


    1. Rub chicken with chili lime rub, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.
    2. Heat olive oil in the instant pot and add chicken.
    3. Saute on both sides until cooked through. Let chicken cool and shred
    4. Return chicken to Instant Pot.
    5. Add stock, lime juice, and all remaining ingredients. Seal Pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes; release pressure.
    6. Pour soup into bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese and cilantro. Squeeze extra lime in if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1287mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 20g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/30/2022

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