Chicken avocado soup is a simple yet hearty soup that’s healthy too. This slow cooker version is low-carb, paleo, and whole30.
This soup recipe has been on my IG page for months now. I have been waiting for the chance to share it here on the blog. Even though it’s 60 degrees here in Los Angeles, a lot of my friends and family back East are currently being buried in snow. This post is dedicated to you all.
My husband brought home 6 extra-large hass avocados from a local farmer’s market. That’s another reason I made this. I wanted to use the avocados before they go bad. If you’re snowed in, you still might have all the ingredients for this soup. For the protein you can chicken breasts or thighs, pork, even tofu. This time I used chicken thighs. It doesn’t look like much going in but it’s packed with flavor. No, that’s not a plastic bag, it’s a slow cooker liner.
I’m horrible at cutting avocados can you tell? There’s a story behind that of course that involves me almost cut my hand off pitting an avocado. I’ll tell that another time. Cilantro, tomatoes, onions, cumin, lime juice…all my favorite flavors are in this soup.Print
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1 celery stalks, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Handful cilantro
- Lime wedges for garnish (optional)
- Add all ingredients EXCEPT avocados in slow cooker.
- Cook high 3-4, low 6-8 hours.
- Once done cooking, remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred & return chicken to the slow cooker.
- To serve: add avocado to bowl and ladle in the soup. Garnish with cilantro & lime wedge
One piece of feedback I received was that this needed more salt. I won’t add more salt. I’ll explain my hatred of salt in another post but the point is, if you find this a little on the bland side it probably just needs more salt. Once everything is done cooking, you add the avocado.