Chicken and Homey Soup

11/18/2009 21:19

Courtesy of Megan Steintriger Healthy editor of

yield: Makes 8 main-course servings

This easy main-course soup is great on its own or with toppings, such as tortilla chips, avocado, and sour cream.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 bunches green onions, sliced

  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 10 cups low-salt chicken broth

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can petite tomatoes in juice

  • 1 purchased roast chicken, meat shredded, skin and bones discarded

  • 4 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

  • 3 (15-ounce) cans golden or white hominy in juice

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

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Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add green onions, cumin, and paprika; sauté  5 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes with juice, chicken, and hot pepper sauce. Puree hominy with juice in processor or blender. Mix into soup; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Ladle soup into bowls.