Hominy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hominy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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This is another family favorite that can be done in a crock-pot or stove-top. We managed to make this soup healthier by substituting out sour cream for greek yogurt and including a lot of hominy. This is another dish that makes our little guy squirm in his high chair for “beeeehhhhns!”


  1. Olive Oil – 2 Tbs.
  2. Roasted Red or Yellow Peppers – 2 or 3
  3. Diced Red Onion – 1 medium or large
  4. Boneless, Skinless Chopped Chicken Breast – 2 lbs.
  5. Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies – 10 oz.
  6. Diced Tomatoes w/ Lime Juice & Cilantro – 10 oz.
  7. Crushed Unsalted Tomatoes – 2 lbs.
  8. Hominy – 6 lb. (we use Juanita’s Foods Mexican Style Hominy, 25 oz – you would need a little over 3 cans of this size)
  9. Water – 20 oz.
  10. Chicken Bouillon – 4 Tbs.
  11. Cumin – 2 Tbs. (we use Cumin Ground By Penzeys Spices .9 oz 1/4 cup jar)
  12. Coriander – 2 Tbs. (we use Coriander Whole By Penzeys Spices .5 oz 1/4 cup jar)
  13. Smoked Paprika – 2 Tbs. (we use Smoked Spanish Paprika By Penzeys Spices 1.0 oz 1/4 cup jar)
  14. Bay Leaves – 4
  15. Shredded Cheddar, Tortilla Chips, Lime & Greek Yogurt – Garnish


  1. Warm olive oil over medium heat and sauté onions & peppers for about 10 minutes.
  2. Clean, dry and brown chicken on all sides in stockpot with onions & peppers.
  3. Add 5 thru 14 in pot and bring to boil while covered.
  4. Once boiling, lower heat so that a slow boil is maintained, keep covered and stir occasionally.
  5. Cook for 1 hour and serve with garnish.

Like with most soups, this is better the next day! Make a huge pot of this and save for future quick meals.



  1. This sounds absolutely scrumptious

  2. What a delicious recipe, and it isn’t even that expensive of a meal! I love it!

    • Hope you try it and let me know what you think! This is enough for a family of 4 and at least two days of left overs…great for the freezer.

  3. mamalogues123

    This sounds delicious! Saving to my pins!!

  4. Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my top 3 soups! This looks delicious. I gotta give this a try! Thank you for sharing 🙂


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