Chicken Lime Soup


2 whole chicken breasts
10 cup of water
3 cloves garlic
1/2 onion
3 sm sprigs cilantro
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1″ stick cinnamon
1 whole clove
1 tbsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes
6 key limes 3 sliced 3 halved
4 chicken livers, cut up
1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
fried tortilla strips

How to prepare

Place the chicken breasts, water, garlic, onion, cilantro,and salt in a lg pot and bring to a boil. Cook covered over low head for 35-40 min. or until chicken is tender. Strain and reserve the stock. Shred the chicken and set aside. Toast the cumin, cinnamon, clove and oregano in a sm skillet, then transfer to a blender. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved chicken stock and puree. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion and saute for 2 min.. Add the tomatoes and cook over med head for 7 min., stirring constantly. Add the rest of the chicken stock and pureed spices. When the broth comes to a boil, add 2 of the sliced limes, the chicken and the chicken livers. Cover and cook over med heat for 10 min.. Correct the seasoning. To serve place a slice of lime in the bottom of each bowl and cover with the hot soup. Pass a plate of lime halves and avocado slices separately. If you like add fried tortilla strips.

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