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Lime Soup

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Category: Poultry, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/2 lb Chicken; broiler-fryer, cut
  • 6 c Water
  • 1 Med Onion; quartered
  • 1 Celery
  • 3 Cilantro; or parsley sprigs
  • 6 Peppercorn
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Thyme
  • 1 Med Green pepper; chopped
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 ts Lime rind ; grated
  • 2 Lime
  • 3 tb Cilantro; chopped fresh or
  • 1/4 ts Salt & pepper
  • 8 Corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lime; slices (optional)
  • Cilantro; fresh (optional)


Place chicken and next 7 ingredients in Dutch oven; bring to boil. Cover,
reduce heat; simmer 1 hour.
Remove chicken,reserve broth. Let chicken cool. Bone, chop chicken; set
aside. Strain broth to remove vegetables; set broth aside, discard
vegetables. Saute green pepper, onion in 2 Tbsp oil in Dutch oven. Stir in
tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes. Add reserved broth, lime rind, lime juice, 3 Tbsp
cilantro. Bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Stir in
chicken, salt and pepper; simmer uncovered, 10 minutes. Cut each tortilla
into 8 wedges; fry in hot oil until crisp. Drain. To serve, place 8
tortilla wedges in each soup bowl; add soup. Garnish with lime slices and
cilantro if desired. Yield: 8 cups. I hope this is close to what you
remember. My husband and I had a similar soup on our honeymoon in Cancun

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