Sopa De Lima- Low Carb, Keto and Paleo
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Sopa De Lima

Many years ago, I discovered this amazing Yucatan lime soup in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I had to recreate it at home with paleo ingredients.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: and dairy free option, gluten free, grain free, low carb, paleo
Cuisine: Mexican, soup, Yucatan
Servings: 4
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Stacey


  • 4 Chicken breast halves.
  • 1/4 tsp Chili Powder.
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder.
  • 4 Cups Organic Chicken Broth or homemade Chicken broth . be sure to get the gluten free kind
  • 2 in Serrano Chile Peppers Cut and scrape out all seeds & Chop small pieces (can use hotter peppers if your spicy).
  • 4 Cloves to 5 Garlic peeled and minced.
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 of an Onion chopped * optional, not everybody likes onions.
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Cup Juice of 2 Limes or 1/3 Lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Lime Zest * optional
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Avocado peeled and chopped.
  • Dash Sea Salt* optional


  • Preheat Oven to 400 F, and line or oil a baking dish.
  • Place chicken in dish and sprinkle with chili powder and garlic powder.
  • Bake Chicken for 20 minutes.
  • while chicken is baking, put a large stock pot on stove top.
  • Add Olive oil to stock pot, then saute : Minced Garlic, Serrano peppers, and Minced Onion, in stock pot for 3 minutes, or until veggies are softening.
  • Add Chopped Tomatoes to the stock pot and simmer for 2 minutes more.
  • Add Chicken broth and Lime juice to the stock pot and stir, put heat on low.
  • Remove chicken from oven when done, and cool just enough to chop into bite size pieces.
  • Add Chopped Chicken to stock pot, and stir.
  • Bring stock pot to a boil, then reduce heat to Low, and cover pot with lid.
  • Simmer for 20 Minutes.
  • Place some Chopped Avocado chunks into each individual serving bowl. * Do not throw avocado into cooking soup pot, it gets gross.
  • Pour Soup over avocado in serving bowls.
  • Garnish with Cilantro.
  • Can add Sea Salt to taste.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 11.5g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2.7g