Guajillo Chile Lime Chicken Soup

The fruity, tangy, sweet heat of HERDEZ® Red Guajillo Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce adds depth of flavor to this traditional Mexican soup, without hours of simmering. Bright lime juice adds the balance of acidity and creamy Cotija cheese along with crunchy tortilla chips finish the soup beautifully for a satisfying weeknight meal.


  • 2 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1 pound

    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 1

    medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 3

    large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon

    ground cumin

  • 6

    tomatillos, rinsed and quartered

  • 1 (12-ounce) jar

    HERDEZ® Red Guajillo Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce

  • 3 cups

    chicken broth

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 1 cup

    corn tortilla chips, crushed

  • 1

    avocado, sliced

  • 1 cup

    Cotija cheese, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup

    fresh cilantro, chopped

Print Recipe

Serves 6



  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. 

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 

  3. Add chicken to the pot and sauté, 3 minutes or until golden, stirring often. 

  4. Remove chicken and set aside. 

  5. Add onion to pot and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring often. 

  6. Add garlic and ground cumin. 

  7. Cook 1 minute. 

  8. Add tomatillos, HERDEZ® Red Guajillo Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce and chicken broth. 

  9. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. 

  10. Remove soup from heat and use a blender to puree soup until smooth. 

  11. Pour purée back into pot and add browned chicken. 

  12. Bring soup back to a simmer and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

  13. Stir in lime juice, to taste.

  14. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with crushed tortilla chips, avocado slices, crumbled Cotija cheese and chopped cilantro.


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