Mexican Chicken Soup

If you can't find posole, which is also called hominy, feel free to substitute frozen corn kernels.

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium rib celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 cups chicken broth, low-sodium canned
  • 1/4 cup canned green chiles
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can posole, drained or frozen corn kernels
  • 4 canned whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup cooked skinless shredded chicken breast (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the green chiles, posole, tomatoes, and oregano and cook for another 5 minutes.

Pull the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chicken, cilantro leaves, and lime juice. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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This is a winner!!! It is delicious and I am adding it to my staple dishes! I started by breaking up and boiling what was left over from a whole rotisserie chicken in 8 cups of water. In a separate sauté pan I cooked the onion, celery, green onion, and garlic in 1 Tbsp of canola oil and then added it to the chicken and broth. I let it simmer while getting all the other ingredients ready. Then took out the chicken to toss the bones and skin and shred all of the meat. I didn't have the lime or the cilantro, but used the corn cut off from two cobs of fresh sweet corn instead of the hominy. Like others I also replaced the whole tomatoes for 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, and served it with a dollop of plain nonfat Greek yogurt, shredded reduced fat 4 cheese Mexican, and Jack's Special Salsa. Next time I hope to have the cilantro and lime juice and also want to add the black beans and serve it with tortilla strips and corn muffins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good and easy.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good and easy.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used this recipe as a starter and added a few things. Used New Mexico hatch chiles, increased hominy to 45oz. And made spicier with a couple scoops of H&H brand dehydrated hot salsa mix. Have shared this recipe with several friends and its a hit every time. This is absolutely a winner!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was delicious! I did tweak it a bit after reading previous reviews. I used one small can (15 oz, I think of petite tomatoes instead of the whole tomatoes. I also added in a can of drained and rinsed black beans and used the whole small can of green chilies just to use them up. We then topped our bowls of soup with a dollop of plain greek yogurt, sliced avocado, Mexican blend cheese and cilantro. Oh, and I used more chicken! I bought a rotisserie chicken and just used all of the white meat I could get off of it. My dogs were happy to share the dark meat. = I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a staple in my recipe box. It is low fat and delicious. It is very easy to change up. For example, I like to add black beans, rice and avacados (at the last minute. Super yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this soup! I've made this several times since finding it when doing a search for recipes using whole hominy (posole - I love hominy, too!. It's dreary, chilly and rainy today, and my husband has a terrible spring cold. When I asked him what he wanted for dinner he said chicken soup. I asked whether he wanted chicken noodle, or Mexican Chicken soup, and Mexican Chicken Soup was his answer. I use a can of petite diced tomatoes, or sometimes fire roasted diced tomatoes, juice and all, rather than the tomatoes called for. I also top it with tortilla strips, and sometimes shredded cheddar cheese. I like to serve it with Tex-Mex Cornbread with Cheese and Green Chiles from another site. It makes a wonderful, very satisfying meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was fantastic. I used 2 cartons of broth (8 cups which turned out just fine. As suggested by a reviewer I used a whole can of diced chilis but I pureed 1/2 the can with a can of diced tomatoes. I also used 2 15oz. cans of hominy and I bought a roasted chicken and used almost all of it. The cilantro and lime juice are a must, brings out the flavors. I topped it with tortilla strips and shredded cheese. Next time I want to use a dollop of sour cream. This made a nice dinner served with corn bread muffins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup was okay. I will probably make it again; however will need to improvise and add some more ingredients. I found it to be a little flat. We put shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream on it, and it was oh so much better, as well as more fattening! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mmm! This soup is SO easy and quick to make. I use a rotisserie chicken. You could also add potatoes or chayote (not both. I serve w/tostadas topped w/black beans and quesadilla cheese. Hits the spot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent soup!! I added a can of corn as well as the hominy. Put a scoop of Mexican yellow rice in the bowl, then add the soup. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
PERFECT SOUP! This is one of the first things I ever tried to cook all by myself... I leave out the tomatoes since I'm not a fan ... otherwise follow it to a tea and perfection everytime. Its also really good and gets a better flavor when left overnight and eaten the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup for my three nieces when I was babysitting them (ages 7, 5.5 and almost 3), and ALL of them ate it! Honestly, they are picky eaters, too. I didn't have green chiles, and I think I put a little more chicken in than what it called for. I added a can of black beans for some more substance. Also, I used a meyer lemon instead of a lime (because that's what I had). This soup is not spicy AT ALL as written (or maybe because I didn't have green chiles?), which is probably why the little ones could eat it. This is a great soup to make if you have kids because you can spicen-up your bowl separately. I gave the kids shredded mont jack cheese and tortilla chips to top it. Kid approved: you get five stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making this and it was really good! My husband loved it! The only variation I did was to add hot sauce and more cumin and a can of black beans. We tend to like things a bit more spicy.... And, I only added the black beans because several others had done via the reviews. I will be doing this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a group of friends and everybody LOVED it. The only variation that I did was to serve the cilantro on the side so people could add it if they wanted it. I also served shredded cheese, tortilla chips, diced jalapeños, cubed avocado, sour cream, and lime wedges on the side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and easy! My husband isn't a big soup fan because he feels it just can't fill him up, so I made it thicker by adding more chicken and a can of black beans. He also usually says my food is "very good" but would be "great" if it was just spicier, so I also added four canned jalapenos. I served it with some homemade cornbread and it was a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors in this soup are delicious, my whole family enjoyed it! I did change it up a bit by adding a can of rinsed black beans and about 3/4 Cup of cooked rice. It became a very comforting and filling meal with a side of buttered tortillas and a salad. Yummy! I'll make this again and again since I usually have these ingredients on hand most of the time =) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband made me this soup when I was sick with a head cold. Very taste and helped clear the sinuses. I think next time we make it we'll add black beans and more hot spices. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loves it..even my very picky toddlers! Make this twice a month. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup for a family dinner and it was a hit. The second time I made it I wanted a more heartier soup so I upped the quantity of the veggies and the chicken. It was still very delicious and was perfect as the main dish on a cold day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is delicious and easy to make. I use hominy and 1 can of diced tomatoes. Also add more chicken...With a hubby and 2 growing boys we need lots of protein! Good stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this at a recent family celebration for my mom's b-day. It was a hit!! Everyone wanted the recipe! I used less tomatoes and more chicken than what it calls for. Next time I think I'll try hominy as suggested by several. Love the lime in it...makes it taste fresh!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really easy to make. I purchased pre-cooked, sliced 6 oz chicken breast (like you use for soft tacos) and pulled apart the slices and this made the receipe even easier to make. For a previous receipe I had Pasilla Chili Power on hand and used it here-- which gave the broth a nice dark color, some heat but not too spicey. Cubed avacado would be a nice garnish and I plan to try this next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
about this soup. He ate his way through the leftovers until they were gone. It has such wonderful flavors. Next time I will cook the chicken directly in the soup after the broth has been added. I used a 14 oz can of Italian diced tomatoes instead of the canned whole peeled tomatoes and oregano because it was what I had in my pantry. Also added some crushed lime flavored tortilla chips to the bowl at serving time- delish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup came out great - just like the one I ate at a Mexican restaurant. I added a couple of tablespoons of rice and corn meal. I also added chunks of avocado to the plate - this was really key! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband thought the soup was great and tasted authentic. I on the other hand thought the cilantro was a bit much and would set it to the side next time so each person could add their own to their liking. Was easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks so much for this recipe. Doubling it for drop-in company, I took a reviewer's advice, adding a can of black beans. For variety, I also used both hominy (posole) and white corn (one can of each). The fresh cilantro and lime adds a a bracing flavor, and this soup was a resounding hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used stewed tomatoes, they seem to have a richer taste, and did use white hominy. Authentic & nummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this soup several times just in the last month. I made a triple batch and put it in cute containers with a bag of tortilla chips and gave it as my Christmas gifts this year. With the money tight this year it was great....and everyone loved it. Thank you so much for this recipe! It made my Christmas great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made some & gave it to the neighbors, they couldn't belive I made it. Great flavors but FRESH cilantro is the key! Its lite & good for you! Always a crowd pleaser!! Great for Superbowl parties!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was very good. I added black beans like someone else said, and they really added texture. I think I might like it spicier, so I might add more green chiles or use canned tomatoes with chiles instead. I toasted some tortillas a put them right on top to make it a tortilla soup. Very good and healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Full of Flavor! I had 1 1/2 cups of chicken and also a 30oz can of hominy. There was just enough ingredients in the tasty broth. Served the soup with extra cilantro, lime, jalapeno, and sour cream on the side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a delicious soup!! Hearty, easy, and quick. My family loves it. You can use either hominy or frozen corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really lOvEd this dish.... It was easy to make and the smell filled the house. It was great, i would only add some rice or tortillas for dipping. But I TOTALLY enjoyed it.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great taste, I make a few changes, used roasted jalepeno peppers instead of canned chiles. Also added 1/2 C of ditaline pasta, FANTASTIC! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loooove this soup! I have not used the hominy... weird stuff. But I have used roasted corn. Tonight I will be using chicken from a Costco rotisserie. So easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was pretty easy to make and was very, very tasty! I really enjoyed the flavor and the aroma of this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a couple more cloves of garlic and half a can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce and this turned out to be really tasty! I'm going to try it with avocado and fat free sour cream next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a very good recipe for someone who is watching their weight. High in favor, low in fat. it was easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best soups I've ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really delicious. I will make this often. It's hearty and filling, yet also really healthy. I bought a roasted chicken from the grocery store and shredded that meat into the soup. I also used the can of diced tomatoes instead of dicing them myself. This soup took hardly any prep time and tasted like it had been simmering all day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family was dying over this! I made just a few adjustments. Used EVOO instead of Canola, 3 cloves garlic, full can (4 oz.) green chiles, 29 oz. can hominy, canned diced tomatoes instead of whole, 1 lb. chicken. And most importantly - I topped each bowl like a traditional Mexican posole with fresh cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips, shredded cabbage, green onions, cheddar cheese, fresh tomatoes, and a lime wedge. DELICIOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was very good. You can add pretty much anything you please for flavor. I added a little bit extra of everything. Especially the chicken. It was a very hearty and delicious soup. Fiance loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful and delicious...we'll definitely be making this again. Great for those chilly days! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and SO good. Everyone I make it for just loves it. When I want to make it a more hearty meal I add a can of pink beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is GREAT. I simplified it by using a can of Ro-tel tomatoes to replace the canned tomato and green chiles. Will definitely put this one in heavy rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i added lots more seasoning for more spice. this was really easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was such a hit with my entire family. Very easy to make and great for a quick meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chicken soups, but my husband doesnt! I made this Mexican Chicken Soup and served him a small cup of the broth only. He was impressed! Before I knew it, he had eaten 2 bowls full! He asked me to put this recipe in a safe place so that I can make more since it will be winter soon! UNBELIEVABLE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried it the way the recipe said and I loved this food. Rachel Ray your the best.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with skinless, boneless thighs and used about a pound of fresh roasted Pueblo chiles (peeled and diced)instead of canned and oven roasted tomatoes instead of canned. The flavors were wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a beginner in the kitchen. I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. My boyfriend couldn't stop complimenting me on the soup. Even I was surprised at the how delicious it was. Fast, easy, and a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was easy to make and hit the spot on a cold night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is delicious (and easy to make). item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This soup is so quick and easy to make! I used precooked chicken breast that was already cut up and it still turned out fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great and healthy way to use up leftover chicken. Super tastey. Nice week night meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I did not like this dish. It had too much liquid and really lacked flavor. I will never make this dish again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent soup not hard to make a really big hit in my family item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is fabulous, very tasty, it can be as spicy as you want. I topped it with some corn tortillas crumpled up. This clears up a cold very quickly, it's very comforting to have, I made a batch of it last week, and am about to make it again. Mmmmmmmmmm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extremely tasty and spicy too! Definetly a repeater. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was really great. I didn't add hominy or corn because we don't like that in soups or salsas. I also didn't have canned chilis, I had canned jalapenos and I used those and it made the soup hotter, but it was still really great. The taste of this soup is so great. I will definatly make this again. I used a dollop of sour cream on top of the soup to counteract the hotness. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you like chicken lime soup and/or posole you are going to like this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was great and very easy!! The spices were just right, not too spicy, but bold enough to taste. I would recommend this to anyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very surprised by this soup. I tend to lean towards creamy soups as opposed to broth types. I took note of other reviews and increased the chicken. It is really good the first day, and great the second day!! My family loved this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was so delicios. i am only 98 pounds but i eat very unhealthy and this wss actually healthy and good. amazing item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed it. It was not really difficult and I found it a very welcome change from my usual menu. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added extra chicken and a can of black beans. I was very glad I did. This one was even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used organic frozen corn kernals and more chicken than called for-- it was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup has a wonderful flavor and low fat is what is more intreging item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed the soup a little: I eliminated the celery and the lime juice and added fresh avacado, tortilla strips, and jack cheese to turn it into chicken tortilla soup. It was great and much better the second day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is so easy and wonderful. Perfect for a rainy night. I used turkey leg meat instead of chicken because it is SO cheap to buy. Using corn gave it a nice burst of sweetness when you bite into it. I added 2 cups more broth, and it ended up making enough for 6 meals for under 10 dollars. I also added some hot sauce to give a little kick. Added crushed tortilla chips instead of frying tortilla strips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having slurped my fair share of Caldo De Pollo at a local Mexican restaurant, I consider this recipe to be both authentic and unique. It works best with leftover roast chicken, and I use hot chili powder to make it spicier. Serve it with tortilla chips and add a teeny bit of creme fraiche for those less apt to the sweat-and-eat appeal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband throughly enjoys Good mexican food. More traditional in taste and style. He was pleasantly surprised and has requested this soup several times!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this soup. It is wonderful to spice up a chilly night. Watch the hot stuff though, it can be a little over the top if you're not careful. Thumbs Up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best soup my husband and I have had in a long time and it was so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent choice for something a little different. My husband loves this. I added 2 cups more broth, 1 cup more chicken and ? more fresh cilantro. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good soup. I have to admit that I copped out and used corn, I was also out of celery, but this soup is full of flavor. After I separated out some of this mild soup for my young son, I added about a teaspoon of ceyenne pepper since I love the heat. It has strong overtones of pico de gallo, so if you like that, you'll probably like this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cilantro and lime juice add a nice refreshing tang. Would be good for lunch with a Mexican beer or margarita. It is also quite good without the cilantro and lime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. I made a double batch and took it to work. It was so tasty and filling. This one will be a regular with at my house since we are looking for new recipes that we enjoy to help us eat healthier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was a wonderful change up to all the normal soups I make. Watch out because it can get a little to hot if you don't test it steadily. To offset the heat, I served it with a little guacamole. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an awesome and easy recipe! I would recommend this to anyone out there looking for a wonderful dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is so simple and so delicious. I put in extra chicken and it made a terrific one pot meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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