Crockpot Chicken, Avocado, and Lime Soup

crockpot chicken, avocado, and lime soup

You all know how much I love soup, and this Crockpot Chicken, Avocado, and Lime Soup is a fan favorite for sure! I love how simple it is yet it’s PACKED full of flavor. If you are doing a whole30, this Crockpot Chicken, Avocado, and Lime Soup is one of those soups that will actually satisfy you for lunch or dinner, so I recommend making this at the beginning of the week and enjoying it whenever you need a delicious, satisfying meal. 

Crockpot Chicken, Avocado, and Lime Soup

crockpot chicken, avocado, and lime soup
Serves: 4 people
5 from 6 votes
A delicious, flavorful soup recipe that can be made in the crockpot or instant pot!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 white onion diced fine
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and stemmed, then diced fine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 [14-oz] can of diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice ~ 2 limes
  • 2 avocados diced



  • Place chicken, diced onion, jalapeno, minced garlic, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, chili powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-6.
  • When cooking time is complete, using tongs remove the chicken from the crockpot and onto a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Place shredded chicken back into the crockpot.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice into the crockpot.
  • Place 1/2 an avocado, cubed, in the bottom of a soup bowl. Ladle soup over avocado. Serve and enjoy!


  • Press "saute" button. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil and add the diced onion, garlic and jalapeno. Saute until onions are tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Press the "warm/cancel" button to turn saute function off. Now add in the chicken broth, chicken breasts, oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes.
  • Close the top of the instant pot. Press the "soup" button and let cook until cooking time is completed (30 minutes), then manually release pressure by flipping the vent at the top.
  • When done releasing pressure, open and using tongs, remove the chicken onto a cutting board and shred the chicken using two forks. It should shred extremely easily. Place shredded chicken back into the instant pot.
  • Add in the cilantro and the lime juice.
  • Place 1/2 an avocado, cubed, in the bottom of a soup bowl. Ladle soup over avocado. Enjoy!


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    January 27, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Hi, made this last night! It was delicious but a tad too spicy for my kids. Should I use regular chili powder next time as opposed to chipotle chili? Or do you think it was the jalapeño? I would think jalapeño would get mild from cooking so assuming it was chipotle powder.

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    August 15, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    5 stars
    Very good. Omitted jalapeño, used a can of rotel for the tomatoes. Chipotle chili pepper is a must. Served with a scoop of sour cream and a scoop of puréed avocado. Will be adding this to my regular rotation, thank you!!!

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    May 6, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    what about adding a can of mild diced chilis to this recipe? trying to use up a can…. thx

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      May 17, 2022 at 12:29 pm

      yes would be great in there.

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    April 26, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    I accidentally put in the lime juice at the beginning of crock pot recipe. Will that be a big deal?

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      May 2, 2022 at 5:11 pm

      it will just be more tart, but it should be fine!

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      December 13, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      I just did the same thing! How did it turn out?

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    Kaitlin Louise
    December 16, 2021 at 3:48 am

    can I freeze this soup? Would it do well?

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    October 25, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Can I use a rotisserie chicken or do you think it would overcook it? I want to make this for a work pot luck so I won’t have the chance to shred the chicken! Any thoughts?

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      October 25, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      If you use rotisserie, I wouldn’t add it until the end, closer to serving time to avoid over cookingit! you could bring it, pre shredded, in a container and just stir it in about 20 minutes before the pot luck.

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    July 20, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Can I make with frozen chicken in the crock pot? How would I need to adjust cook time?

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      July 21, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      I honoestly don’t think it will change the recipe much since it’s all inthe crockpot.

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    March 29, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    5 stars
    I make this often! It’s full of flavor and a “go to” when I need something easy to eat for a few days!

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    February 8, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    This makes way more than four servings!

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    February 2, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    5 stars
    Love this easy and healthy soup! Love anything with lime – this hits the spot more than traditional chicken soup for me!

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    January 14, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    um DELISH! we made this in the instapot for a week day dinner – ours does not have the soup feature so we did 30 minutes on high pressure cook – the chicken shredded with the touch of a fork. Thank you for this recipe! It makes whole 30 so much more fun!

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      January 14, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      5 stars
      how could I forget 5 stars

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    January 14, 2021 at 5:55 am

    Can you make this recipe in a regular pot? If so do you have the cooking times? Thank you

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      February 3, 2021 at 2:22 am

      5 stars
      I just made this in a pot on the stove and set it to my lowest flame/heat setting for about 6 hours and it came out great!

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    Alexandra C.
    January 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Hi! What is your preferred store bought chicken broth? I feel like the one I used didn’t end up tasting good. Thank you!

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      January 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      I use the Imagine Brand low-sodium broth, but recently Kettle & Fire launched broths. They are pricier but so good.

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    January 11, 2021 at 3:59 am

    5 stars
    Incredible flavor and still tastes great 2 days after making it. If you get tired of eating soup, drain the chicken and use it on a salad or wrap – incredible flavor!

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    Liliana alamillo
    January 6, 2021 at 4:01 am

    If I use bone-in chicken do I need to add time?! You’re awesome btw!

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    January 6, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Hi Alex! Love all your recipes! Could you add rice or cauliflower rice in here?

    Thank you!

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    December 28, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Would I be able to use frozen chicken with the Instant Pot? If so, how would you recommend adjusting the cook time?

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      December 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      yes you could do that for sure! I’d add 10 mins

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    Beverly Palmer
    November 10, 2020 at 12:11 am

    This soup is amazing! The recipe is easy to follow. The last time I made it I cut up about three adobo peppers because I’d opened the can for another recipe a few days before. I like spicy, so the addition was amazing. Great soup. I need to double the recipe next time so we can live on it for 3 or four days! 😉

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    Carolyn E Patten
    August 8, 2017 at 1:56 am

    First of all love all your stuff!!! Do you strain tomatoes or dump the whole can in?

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      August 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Dump it all in! and thank you!!! 🙂

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    August 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hi there!
    Would you have the nutritional values for the chicken/avocado soup?
    I follow WW and am new to the IP

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      August 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Hi Cindy, I am so sorry but I don’t do nutritional values for my recipes!

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      January 10, 2021 at 12:33 am

      Hi Cindy! I’m on green and with the recipe it came out 11 points for me!

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        Virginia Moore
        January 24, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        I’m on blue and got ~5 points. Mainly all from the avocado

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    August 7, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Alex- I’d like to double it for my family, do you know how that affects the instant pot time (30 mins/2 breasts)? Thank you so much!

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      August 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

      I think it will be fine with the same cook time even if you double it 🙂

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