Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup

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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chilies, diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving


Preparing the Ingredients

  1. Begin by gathering all the necessary ingredients for the Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup recipe.
  2. Dice the boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Finely chop the onion, mince the garlic, and dice the roasted poblano peppers.
  4. Drain and rinse the hominy to remove any excess starch.

Cooking the Soup

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot, sautéing until softened and fragrant.
  3. Stir in the diced chicken breast, cooking until lightly browned on all sides.
  4. Add the diced roasted poblano peppers and green chilies to the pot, stirring to combine.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring it covers the ingredients in the pot.
  6. Add the drained and rinsed hominy to the pot, stirring well to incorporate.
  7. Season the soup with ground cumin, dried oregano, ground coriander, salt, and black pepper, adjusting the seasoning to taste.
  8. Bring the soup to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  9. Once the soup is ready, ladle it into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
  10. Serve the Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup hot, accompanied by lime wedges for a hint of citrusy freshness.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy this flavorful soup on its own as a satisfying meal, or pair it with warm tortillas or crusty bread for a complete dining experience.
  • For added richness, top each serving with a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese.

Delight your taste buds with the vibrant flavors of our Green Mexican Hominy and Chicken Soup, a comforting dish that’s perfect for cozy nights in or festive gatherings with loved ones.

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