A Taste of NHBP: Lime Infused Hearty Chicken SoupA Taste of NHBP:

Lime Infused Hearty Chicken Soup

Course Main Course
Calories 223 kcal


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 ribs celery (about 1/4 bunch)
  • 1 jalepeno
  • 4 cloves garlic,minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 3/4 lb.) 
  • 6 cups cups chickenbroth
  • 2 10oz. cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies (RO*TEL) 
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 avocado


  • Dice the onion, celery, and jalapeño (scrapethe seeds out of the jalapeño before dicing). Add the onion, celery, jalapeño,garlic, and olive oil to a large soup pot and cook over medium heat for about 5minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the chicken breast, chicken broth, dicedtomatoes with chilies (with juices), oregano, half of the juice of lime, andcumin to the pot. Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to high, and bringthe broth up to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the potsimmer for 45 minutes.
  • After simmering for 45 minutes, carefullyremove the chicken breast from the pot and use two forks to shred the meat.Return the shredded meat to the pot. Add in the black beans. Squeeze the juiceof the other half of the lime into the soup.
  • Rinse the cilantro and then roughly chop theleaves. Add the chopped cilantro to the soup, give it a quick stir, and thenserve. Slice the avocado and add a few slices to each bowl.

Not only is March National Nutrition Month, but it is also Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! This is great as colorectal cancer prevention has many nutritional implications. For example, did you know that high intakes of red meat increase the risk of colon cancer? One reason for this is that the heme iron in red meat has been shown to stimulate tumors in the colon tissue. Another reason for the increased risk is the temperature at which red meat is cooked. High temperatures and prolonged exposure to heat result in an increased risk for colorectal cancer development. For this reason, try to replace some red meat servings with poultry or fish throughout the week!


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