Green Chili Chicken and Lime Soup!

Good Thursday morning!! Still running around with my family visiting. We have been quite the tourists. I am loving all the sunsets we are watching. I can’t stop taking pictures of the gorgeous views at the beach. You can tell I haven’t lived in CA for very long 🙂

Can’t wait to share this soup with you today. Hubby and I took the kids to eat at Chili’s last week and ordered this Green Chili lime soup. We decided to split it and what a mistake, we ended up fighting over the last bite like our 2 boys would do! I seriously couldn’t stop thinking about it after we got home. I know I’m weird, but it was so good that I had to get in the kitchen to re-create it. Lo and Behold, I did it! No kidding, it tastes nearly identical to the soup we ordered! It’s a brothy soup which usually isn’t my favorite, but the cilantro lime accented broth, rice and chicken really leave you feeling very satisfied.

Do yourself a favor… cook up a big pot and find yourself in love 🙂

Hope you all enjoy, I’m salivating looking at these pics again!

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Green Chili Chicken and Lime Soup

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves fresh or roasted garlic, minced (I used a jar of roasted garlic, it was phenomenal!)

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, I used basmati

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, tomtoes, 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. If you can handle the heat, squeeze some Siracha over top, yum!!

10-12 servings


I’ll leave you with more sunset pictures!! This time from Crystal Cove Beach a couple nights ago.

Have a great weekend!! See you all soon 🙂


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91 Responses
  1. Amber

    MMmmm…Made this soup this afternoon, and it’s the perfect warm up. Fortunately, even though Rotel tomatoes don’t seem to be available in Canada, I had a single can tucked away in the pantry from a vacation a few weeks ago! Best souvenir ever!

  2. Sheena

    I tried this soup on Sunday and it was so good. I had to post a link to it from my blog. Thanks for much for sharing it!

  3. Molly

    Made this tonight and it was excellent! I’ll definitely be making it again and again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sue Copeland

    Hi Jenny-

    I tried this recipe last night. My husband and I loved it! Thanks for posting. Miss you.


  5. Launa

    This was great! It was a huge hit with my family (and my three little boys don’t like soup). It is definitely a keeper!! It snowed this weekend in TX and this soup made my evening. Thanks so much for all your wonderful posts, I just love them.

  6. Annette

    I was a bit under the weather and wanted a good soup, I made this on Saturday. It was just what I needed. I absolutely loved it. I put it with some mexican quesidillas for dinner, and there were no complaints from anyone. Great recipe, will definetly put this under favorites.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Sheena,
      I got those little post from Cost Plus World Market. They were on sale for $3 bucks each. Love that store ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Erica @ Fashion meets Food

    Oh my word girly!!! That looks and sounds absolutely fabulous. I am going to have to make that ASAP

  8. Megan

    This sounds absolutely delicious and heart-warming! I can’t wait to try it! I always love your recipes, they are so handy and easy to make-and they are always a hit with my friends and family!

  9. Aggie

    What a great soup Jenny! And I’m loving your bowls!!! Beautiful pics of you and your family.

  10. LilSis

    The soup looks absolutely delicious. My family LOVES homemade soup and I’m always looking for new healthy recipes, especially different versions with chicken.

    I’m bookmarking now and hope to make this soon.

    I’ve lived in California for eight years and I still never tire of taking photos of our beautiful sunsets. Last week, I saw the green flash for the second time ever since we’ve lived here.

  11. Krista

    This sounds wonderful! I used to love Chili’s and we’ve moved to a place where there is not a Chili’s in sight. At least now I have soup recipe. Thanks!

  12. She's Cookin'

    This looks delicious and your photos are fabulous! I’m looking to upgrade my camera and I read somewhere on your blog what kind of camera you use, but can’t find it now.

  13. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Lovely soup! Isn’t it cool to fight over the last slurp of soup instead of the last cookie crumb! I love all these flavors together.

  14. Jamie

    This is my kind of soup Jenny. I just put this on my menu plan for next week. Thanks for recreating it and sharing it with us.

  15. ~ calista ~

    Mmmmm – that sounds so tasty! I’m going to have to make that. Thank you for sharing :-}

  16. Joanna from Colorado

    That recipe looks great, and the pictures are awesome.
    I love the picture of you and your husband – it’s so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Thursday!

  17. Missy

    I’m really enjoying our spring weather in TX right now, but this soup has me wishing for a cold front! Will definitely try this, but it may be a while…

  18. Tara

    Can’t wait to try this ๐Ÿ™‚ I am eating a lowfat diet & I get this soup & a small salad when I go to Chili’s. Looking forward to eating this at home now ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Beth D.

    Yum! I have been looking for a good Mexican inspired chicken and rice soup…Will be trying this soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Meghan

    This soup looks delicious! I love recreating restaurant food at home; it’s nice to know exactly what goes into it! Great beach pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Molly

    Oh, Jenny, this is right up my alley! My husband will adore it, too. Going on next week’s menu for sure. Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Debbi

    I’m not usually a brothy person either but I will certainly give this a try. It sounds delicious! Thanks!

  23. TIffany

    I am jumping up & down in my bed right now over this recipe!! I absolutely LOVED the new soup at Chili’s and cannot wait to try this recipe!!

    Your Sunset pics have been GORGEOUS!!

  24. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    You and your hubby make such a stunning couple! Your family is just the cutest.

    This soup sounds so good – and light, too!!

  25. Diane {}

    I love soup and this sounds so good, I can’t wait to make it! It’s so great to try something and go home and re-create that same thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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