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Author Notes: A soup filled with tomatoes, onions, garlic, red chile powder, hominy & chicken and topped with a crunchy cilantro lime slaw. —Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch
Serves 4 generously
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 25 ounce can hominy, drained and rinsed well
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked chicken (or turkey), chopped
- sliced avocado and hot sauce for serving
- 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
- 1 medium carrot, peeled into ribbons using a vegetable peeler
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Start by making the soup. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat, then add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook until vegetables start to soften, about 3-4 minutes, then add the chile powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, and lime juice and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add the hominy and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
- While soup simmers, make the slaw by combining all slaw ingredients in a bowl and mixing well. Set aside while you finish the soup.
- After soup has simmered for 20 minutes, add the chicken, and bring back to a boil. Season to taste with additional salt if needed. Serve soup hot topped with the slaw, as well as sliced avocado and hot sauce.