Mexican Shredded Chicken Soup


A fantastically flavorful and slightly spicy Mexican soup made with shredded chicken and black beans. I usually make this in the morning and let it simmer all day to let the flavors blend. Optional toppings: avocado, tortilla chips, green onion, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 3 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can hominy

  • ½ pound shredded cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Stir in chicken broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Add black beans, hominy, chicken, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper. Simmer until heated through, at least 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
5g Fat
28g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 1173mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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