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The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!

Creamy Pesto Chicken Soup with Avocado

The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
Course Lunch, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword pesto chicken soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories per serving 506 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock (600 ml)
  • 9 oz fresh chicken breast (250 g)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the chicken stock in a high pan and then add the peeled garlic cloves. Place the pan over high heat until boiling and then add the chicken breast.
  2. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  3. Turn the heat a little lower, put a lid on the pan and cook the chicken breast for 10 minutes. Then remove the an from the heat, take the cooked chicken out of the stock and let it cool down for a couple of minutes until you can touch it without burning your fingers. Shred the chicken into smaller bits.
  4. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  5. Place the warm chicken stock back over medium-high heat and bring it to a good simmer. Slice the avocado in half, remove the seed and then with a tablespoon scoop the soft avocado meat out of its skin. Add it to the chicken stock. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt.
  6. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  7. Blend or mix the soup into a smooth mixture. Add the green basil pesto.
  8. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  9. Stir well. Then add the shredded chicken.
  10. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  11. Stir the soup well again. Let it simmer for another 3 minutes until warmed through. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary.
  12. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!
  13. Take the pan off the heat and scoop the avocado chicken soup into large bowls. Serve hot.
  14. The flavors in this pesto chicken soup are spot on... love the match between the creamy avocado and the stronger basil pesto!