Cilantro Lime Chicken Soup

Perfect for a sick day, a rainy day, or any day of the year, this bright spin on classic chicken soup perks up the flavor with fresh cilantro and lime!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Asian
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Savannah


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 a yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 5 cups chicken broth (plus salt to taste if your broth is low sodium or unsalted)
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast (cut into 1/2-inch chunks)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  1. Add coconut oil and onion to a pot over medium heat. Cook until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and ginger. Cook one minute.

  3. Add carrots, chicken broth, and optional salt. Bring to boil.

  4. Add diced chicken. Boil for 5 minutes, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. (Carrots should be fork tender.)

  5. Remove 1 cup of the broth. Blend with the cilantro completely. Add back to pot, along with lime juice. Serve.