Avocado Soup with Chicken and Lime (quick)

Serves 4     10 minute prep      20 minute cook time

Ingredients:

4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, julienned
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 white onion, sliced thinly
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into thin strips
1 quart chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tomato, seeded and diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Arrange tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, garlic and jalapenos in olive oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper. Gently simmer until chicken is cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in avocado and cilantro and heat through. Adjust seasonings.

4. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with tortilla strips to serve.