Chicken Cilantro

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Don't let the color scare you! It's bright green! This is an extremely easy and tasty family recipe. Variations can definitely be made to taste...sometimes I use chicken (boneless or not)...sometimes I use shrimp...sometimes I use both. My family makes it with chicken innards (gizzards, heart, etc.) which I'm not too keen on eating. Hey, but with this soup it's to each his or her own.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • ½ head garlic

  • cup water

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can hominy, drained

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, and saute the onion until tender. Place the chicken in the pot, and cook until lightly browned.

  2. Puree the cilantro, garlic, and 1/3 cup water in a blender or food processor. Mix into the pot with the chicken and onions. Cook and stir about 5 minutes, until mixed and heated through. Pour enough water into the pot to cover all ingredients.

  3. Mix the hominy, rice, and bouillon into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Increase the amount of water as needed to attain desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* 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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