Chicken and Avocado Soup #Recipe and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #AmazingAvoCinco #spon

This chicken and avocado soup recipe is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood but all opinions expressed are my own.

Have you ever gotten together with friends for a pot lock meal and been awed by someone else’s creation? Sometimes, I am amazed at the different types of recipes that people can come  up with when given the same ingredients. One person may see peanut butter as a dessert ingredient while another might see it as part of a spicy dip for chicken. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating new recipes out of a few basic foods. I was recently asked to get together with a few other Atlanta bloggers to see what we could create with avocados. And not just any avocados, either. Our food blogger mission was to create a cool recipe using Avocados from Mexico and then share the recipes with each other and with our readers.

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avocado soup ingredients

Avocados are extremely versatile. They can be eaten alone or used in many different types of tasty recipes. Fresh avocados go great on sandwiches, toast or even as a substitute for higher calorie spreads to reduce your intake of calories  fat, sodium and cholesterol. Avocados contain what is called ‘good fats’….the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fast that we are supposed to be eating. One ounce (3 slices) of an avocado has only 50 calories but contributes almost 20 different vitamins and miners to your diet. They have a wonderful flavor and an incredibly creamy texture which I absolutely love!

how to use avocado

Avocados are really easy to prepare. You want to find one that is dark in color and  firm but gives slightly when you press gently on it. Hold the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently slice all the way around the middle with a large knife. There will be a large pit in the middle so don’t try cutting all the way through! When the cut is made all the way around, twist the two halves in opposite directions and they will pop right apart! On one side you will see the large pit…use your knife to remove it. I sortof chop the sharp end of the knife right into the pit and then turn. It will come out easily! Scoop the soft center out of the avocado with a large spoon and then dice. Very easy!

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For my recipe, I chose to combine a few of my favorite flavors from some classic Mexican dishes. I made this as a ‘top your own’ soup recipe to give my kids a chance to get creative and have some control over their meal. Top your own dishes are always a big hit in my house! I used fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, crushed tortilla chips and spoonfuls of fresh lime juice to create the finished product.

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Chicken and Avocado Soup

Yield: 6

Chicken and Avocado Soup

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic,minced
  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bit sized pieces
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in chopped onion, minced garlic and diced jalapenos
  3. Saute 4 to 5 minutes or until onions are translucent
  4. Add in cubed chicken and cook until almost done, about 5 minutes
  5. Add in stock and tomatoes and bring to a boil
  6. Turn down heat and simmer 10 minutes
  7. Add salt and black pepper to taste
  8. To serve, spoon into bowls and top with crushed tortilla chips, cilantro, chopped avocado and 2 TBSP (or to taste) fresh lime juice.

 

For our #AmazingAvoCinco recipe swap, I got together with some other great Atlanta area bloggers via a Google hangout. It was a fun way to show off what we made without the stress of a drive, traffic, scheduling, etc. Who joined the recipe swap with me and what did they make? Here are a few of their creations…head over to their blogs to get the recipes!

 

Meghan from Ja Monkey made Avocado Ice Pops
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Renee from Cutie Booty Cakes made Avocado Lime Yogurt Parfait
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Dawn from My Home Sweet Home made Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole
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Are you an fan of Avocados from Mexico?

If you like avocados as much as I do, here are a few fun contests from Avocados from Mexico that you may want to enter!

Pinterest Contest:

Avocados from Mexico are available year round and right now they are having a Pinterest Contest! From Tuesday, April 16th to Friday May 3rd you can enter the “Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” Pinterest contest. All you have to do is create a “Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” Pinterest board to highlight all the key elements that you think are needed to make a perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration. The grand prize winner for the best board will receive a $500 gift card, while two weekly winners receiver a $50 gift card and some authentic molcajete.

Facebook Contest:

From April 26th through May 5th Avocados from Mexico has a quiz you can take on their Facebook page. It is a quirky and interactive way to identify with the Amazing Avocado. How? The quiz links your unique personality traits to avocado based recipes with similar characteristics! Possible avocado personalities include Rocker Guac-er, Classically Cool, Sweetheart Style, and Globe Trotter. Which one do you think you are? Take the Avocados from Mexico Facebook Quiz and find out!

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The Giveaway

Avocados from Mexico would like to give one of my readers a $100 Visa gift card! That is a LOT of avocados you can buy! This is a Giveaway Tools contest so just follow the directions in the form below to enter!

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for providing you with this information as part of a campaign through The Motherhood and Avocados from Mexico. All opinions expressed here are my own.

248 thoughts on “Chicken and Avocado Soup #Recipe and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #AmazingAvoCinco #spon”

  1. I love to just eat avocados plain. I had them for the first time this past fall when my daughter was starting to eat solid foods (we read a book that said Avocado is a super food for babies) and I was surprised to find out how much I loved them too! I also like to put them in my tacos… but plalin as a snack is by far my favorite!

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  2. We make a great guacamole at home with salsa and lime juice and avacados.

    The soup recipe looks good to me!

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  3. My very recipe to make with avocados is guacamole. I also just like to eat them with a little mayo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I just recently tried Guacamole dip for the first time and love it! This is my favorite. Thanks so much.

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  5. I like avocado turkey burger, also extra spicy guacamole with diced onions and habaneros
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  6. I have only ever eaten avocados as guacamole. so of course that is my favorite. I never thought of leaning any other recipes. Guess I will.

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  7. Guacamole has got to be my all-time favorite, but a close second would be deviled eggs with avacado and that soup recipe looks delish!!! Thanks!

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  8. I like placing sliced avocados on my BLT sandwiches.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  9. We love chilled Avocado Soup! The one we make is from my Mary Hart cookbook and is so easy! Its just 3 avocados, 1 1/2 c chicken broth, 1 1/2 cup light cream, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon onion salt, 1/8 teaspoon white pepper, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice! Puree avocados with chicken broth and then mix in cream and seasonings! You should chill for at least two hoursโ€ฆ.we sometimes make the night before for our family get togethers! Add the lemon juice just before serving! It tastes so good during the summer!!!!

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  10. I can make a great avocado salad with red onion, lemon juice, cherry tomatoes, hearts of palm,a nd mayo. Try it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Well my mother in law made this awesome avocado drink she put 1 avocado in a blender with condensed milk and other ingredients I am not so sure I have to get the exact recipe, but it was so creamy & smooth and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. I like to make an avocado sauce to go over salmon. It’s easy, just avocados smashed, lime juice, spices and green onions.

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  13. I love eating avocados plain, sliced up and eaten with my fingers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Delicious! I also love them in guacamole – my mom makes a great recipe with mashed avocado, minced onion, a bit of minced garlic (I omit that because I don’t like the strong taste), and seasoned with olive oil and amino acids. It’s delicious.

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  14. I don’t have a favorite avocado receipe. My husband cooks with it and I like it in most things though.

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  15. I want to try those avocado ice pops. My fave thing avocado is just slices with a light sprinkle of salt

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  16. My favorite avocado recipe is to just mash avocado and add some of my favorite salsa (it’s kind of like a fake guacamole). I also like to mash avocado on a piece of buttered toast and sprinkle with salt & pepper. I guess you could say that avocado doesn’t need much help–it’s good all by itself. and, I love simplicity! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I just love slicing up fresh Avocados into fresh salad mix, sprinkling with lemon pepper, and eating it.

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  18. We like to make a sandwich with sourdough bread, avocado slices, apple slices, sprouts, swiss cheese, and mayo.

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  19. We make a spread for our wrap sandwiches mash with tomatoes, onions, and a little mayo salt and pepper we spread it on and we like it!

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  20. We use avocados in a lot of different ways! We eat them plain with salt and pepper, and throw them in seven-layer dips, salads, guacamole, tacos… the list goes on and on!

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  21. I love homemade guacamole. My husband and my adult son both make amazing guac. My tummy is grumbling just thinking about it!

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  22. guacamole is my fave but I also love chicken or pork carnitas tostadas, first you put refried beans or black beans (also refried) on the tostada, then layer it with either guacamole or chopped avocado pieces, pork or chicken, cheese, onion, sometimes a light tomato sauce , lettuce

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  23. I love guacamole but my husband will eat them plain with a bit of brown sugar ๐Ÿ™‚ He of course gains no weight at all doing this… Grrr!

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  24. i have no recipe, i like it on burgers, salads and sanwiches, i want to try the Avocado Lime Yogurt Parfait recipe though

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  25. I’ll start by noting that there are very few foods that wouldn’t benefit from several slices or avocado or a large dollop of Guacamole on top!

    One of my favorite refreshing salad is just cut up citrus fruits tossed with avocado wedges and fresh lemon juices. It’s good with minced green or purple/red onion too – and a sweet balsamic vinegar reduction with olive oil. YUM!

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  26. I love to make fresh guacamole sauce with cilantro, onion and tomatoes. We put it on burgers, taco and as a dip with chips. Sometimes I’ll put some in chili.

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  27. I have never had avocado my parents did not like it and until recently my local supermarket didnt carry them and when out of town never thought about picking one up but I am going to try them soon.

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