Rating: 4.5 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A great soup for casual entertaining.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Traditional garnishes:


Instructions Checklist
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown lightly, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to 6-quart slow cooker. Reduce heat to medium and add onions to skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Stir in garlic, minced chile and bouillon powder; continue cooking 1 minute. Pour in 1 cup water and stir well. Remove from heat and pour into slow cooker. Add remaining water, hominy, oregano, bay leaf and lime juice.

  • Cover and heat for 4 to 6 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH. The soup is ready when the chicken is tender and can be easily pulled apart. Shred chicken using two forks to pull apart. Ladle soup into bowls and let guests garnish the soup as desired.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 17.5g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 58.5mg; sodium 909.3mg. Full Nutrition