Chicken Avocado Soup that is oh so simple

May 13, 2014 by

If you are looking for an awesome light soup that you can eat every day for the rest of your life, this is it.

I’ve made this so many times in the past few months that I can make it in less than 20 minutes.  It’s so simple and so good.  Also if you looking for good flavorful food while on a diet, this is a winner.  My wife won her biggest loser challenge at her work eating this soup.

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You will love it and want to make it over and over, so lets get making it.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups green onions
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 3 – 14.5oz cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

lets get cooking

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Get a pan on the stove and get it hot.  First secret ingredient to making this awesome is bacon grease.  You can substitute with olive oil if you don’t have any, but you should have some.  Save that gold anytime you make bacon and use it.  I’ve been cooking everything in it lately and it is amazing.  Add some to the pan and heavily salt and pepper your chicken breasts and throw them in.

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In a separate pot add more bacon grease.  Yes its really that good.  Throw your garlic in there and stir.

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Second secret ingredient I’ve discovered lately is green onion.  Partly because I’m a lazy gardener, I let my green onions go to seed and that caused my garden to explode with a ton of green onions.  Happy mistake.  I LOVE GREEN ONIONS NOW!  Wow these are awesome and have so much flavor.

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Get your green onions and dice them up.  Throw them in a food processor for easy dicing.

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Throw the onion in the pot with the garlic and bacon grease and stir.  Cook until soft and a little translucent. (few minutes on medium heat)

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Chop up your tomato.  You can use canned tomatoes for this with no problems.  That is what I usually do for this soup, but just didn’t have any this time.

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Throw that in and cook for a minute or so.

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Add in your chicken stock.

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Cumin is what makes this soup smell and taste amazing.  Bring the soup to a boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes.

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When your chicken breasts are cooked, take them out and shred them with a couple forks.

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Add in the shredded chicken and stir.

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I also cut up the stems of the green onion for flavor and texture.  Also cut up your cilantro as well.

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Stir in green onion tops

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and cilantro

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voila

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When you are ready to eat, dice up your avocado and add to your bowl of soup.  I usually eat a half an avocado with a bowl.

It is simply amazing and my wife keeps asking me to make it, so it must be good.

Enjoy

Ben…

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A tomato creme vegetable soup and an appetizer

Dec 24, 2011 by

I haven’t posted a recipe in a little while, so here are 2 for you.  I’ve actually been cooking a lot, just not found the time to post them.

Since the weather is a little colder, its time for a nice soup and I found an awesome recipe for some bacon wrapped potato appetizer things.  And anything wrapped in bacon is awesome, so I had to try them.

We just recently had our Christmas party with friends since my wife has to work in the ER on Christmas.   We cooked and baked for a whole day and made tons of great food.

Lets start off with the appetizer.

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Yes, they look that amazing and EVERYONE said they tasted even better.  Plus they are ridiculously easy to make, so that’s nice too.

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Nov 7, 2011 by

I play a stupid game each year.  The game goes like this.  How long can I wait until I have to turn the heat on.  We are lucky enough to live in Southern California where the weather is very temperate all year, but it does get chilly in the winter.  So each year I see how long I can wait to even light the pilot light on our furnace.  Sometimes I can go well into December.  We’ve had our first cold days this year, but I’m still holding out.  One thing that helps, is good warm soup.

So I ran across this file the other day that contains within it the recipes for all your favorite foods from restaurants and stores.  It has recipes for things like Outback Steakhouse Sydney’s Sinful Sundae (one of my favorites), and Red Lobsters’ cheesy biscuits (love those things).   Its a nice list of all those recipes in one place.  One that caught my eye was Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup.  I always get that when we eat there.

And since its now officially cold outside (under 60 degrees people!!), I decided to make some nice warm soup.

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This recipe has a lot of ingredients, but it couldn’t be easier to make.  You basically just throw them all in together.   Its very easy and very tasty.  Here’s how you do it

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