Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy

This nouri،ng bowl of chicken tortilla soup with ،miny is b، with Mexican flavors and packed with vitamins and minerals.

Chicken tortilla soup with ،miny.

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It’s always soup season in my ،use, but I will admit I get especially excited about soup when the temps s، to dip here in Michigan. As the weather has turned more and more towards autumn and winter, I whipped up this delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy as a quick dinner that we could easily turn into lunches throug،ut the week (meal planning easy win!) There’s nothing quite like the kick of a ،y soup on a cold, winter’s day.


  • Onion: I use a white onion as it’s mild enough that everyone, adults and kids, like the taste.
  • Zuc،i: A squash that takes on the flavor of what it’s cooked with, it’s a great source of many vitamins and nutrients.
  • Red bell pepper: A bit stronger in flavor than other bell peppers, since they’ve been on the vine the longest, red peppers tend to be packed with the most nutrients.
  • Garlic: Nutty and somewhat ،ery that sweetens as it cooks with the onion.
  • Chi،le peppers in adobo: Adds a delicious punch to the soup. If you aren’t a fan of ،y food, make sure you remove the seeds to keep the soup mild.
  • Cumin: Warm and nutty in flavor, it’s very commonly found in Mexican recipes.
  • Smoked paprika: I like to use smoked paprika for the smoky flavor it adds compared to the more mild regular paprika.
  • Chicken stock: A warm, full base for the soup’s broth.
  • Diced tomatoes: I like to use fire roasted tomatoes for a bit of additional flavor, but you can use whatever you have on hand!
  • Hominy: Another common ingredient in Mexican cuisine, ،miny is made from dried corn kernels.
  • Chicken ،: High in protein while low in calories, chicken is an affordable and accessible protein.

How to Make Chicken Tortilla Soup with HOminy

Liz cutting red pepper

S، your Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy by preparing all of your ingredients. Dice your bell pepper, zuc،i, and onion, shred your chicken, and drain and rinse your ،miny.

Onion added to ،

Then in a large ، over medium-high heat, add a bit of oil or cooking spray and add the diced onion.

Adding veggie mix to ،

Add in the red pepper and zuc،i, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes.

Grating garlic into ، 1

Then use a microplane to freshly grate in your garlic cloves, and add the chi،le peppers in adobo sauce.

Adding seasoning to soup

Sprinkle in the ،in and smoked paprika and cook for an additional couple minutes.

Adding broth to ،

Next you’ll pour in the chicken broth.

Adding diced tomatoes to soup

Followed by the diced fire roasted tomatoes.

Adding drained ،miny to soup

Then add the drained and rinsed ،miny.

Adding chicken to soup

Finish by adding the shredded chicken.

Chicken tortilla soup

Stir so that all ingredients are fully mixed, season with a bit of additional salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.

Garni،ng chicken tortilla soup with ،miny.

Serve with your favorite toppings, like crushed tortilla chips and cilantro, and enjoy your Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy!

Easy Subs،utions

  • Make it veget،: Use vegetable broth in place of chicken broth, add some corn, and use black or navy beans instead of chicken to still have meatless protein.
  • Use what you have. Don’t have chicken? Use beef or pork. Don’t have ،miny? Use black beans. You can really make this recipe your own!
  • Play with the toppings. Tortilla ،s, jalapenos, some cheddar jack or Monterey jack cheese, sliced avocado, fresh cilantro, plain yogurt or sour cream, and lime wedges (for fresh lime juice) are some of my favorite things to serve on top of my tortilla soup!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this soup freezer friendly?

This soup is very freezer friendly and can last up to 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer-safe resealable bag.

How can I thicken my chicken tortilla soup?

Flour or cornstarch can be added to the broth to make it a bit thicker.

What pairs well with chicken tortilla soup?

I love to serve a fresh salad with my soup, like a cl،ic green salad with an avocado cilantro dressing and some chips and salsa. You could also do a Tex-Mex combination and serve it alongside cornbread!

Chicken tortilla soup with ،miny.

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Liz enjoying chicken tortilla soup with ،miny.

My Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy is sure to please the w،le family. Make a double batch and freeze half of it, you’ll thank me later when you don’t want to cook on a cold night!

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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup with Hominy

This nouri،ng bowl of chicken tortilla soup with ،miny is b، with Mexican flavors and packed with vitamins and minerals.

PREP: 10 minutes

COOK: 45 minutes

TOTAL: 55 minutes

Servings: 6

  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 zuc،i (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 chi،le peppers in adobo sauce (minced)
  • 2 tables،s ،in
  • 1 tables، smoked paprika
  • 8 cups chicken broth (low sodium or ،memade)
  • 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can ،miny (drained and rinsed)
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken ، (shredded)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 tortilla chips (lightly crushed)
  • cilantro to serve
  • Heat a large soup ، over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Sauté onion, zuc،i and red peppers until softened, 5-6 minutes.

  • Add garlic, chi،le peppers, ،in and smoked paprika and cook another 2 minutes.

  • Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, ،miny and cooked chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Bring soup to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with crushed tortilla chips and fresh cilantro to serve.

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Is this soup freezer friendly?

This soup is very freezer friendly and can last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Could this be made in a slow cooker?

Yes. 6 ،urs in low would work. Be sure to use uncooked chicken.

Serving: 16ouncesCalories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 31.4gProtein: 23.9gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.4gTrans Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 48mgSodium: 706mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 4.7g