Abuelo's Cilantro Lime Soup Recipe

malinda sargent


from cdkitchen.com

This is by far one of my most favorite soups!

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1 whole chicken, cut up
1 1/2 gallon water
1 tablespoon chicken base
1 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 cup diced onion
3/4 cup minced tomato
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon chile powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped hot chiles
3/4 cup corn
1/2 gallon reserved chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon chicken base
7 ounces white hominy, drained
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

Remove skin and wings from chicken; cover with water and add chicken base. Cook chicken over medium heat for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Remove chicken and let cool; bone chicken and chop meat into small pieces. Save broth.

Place canola oil in pan and heat. Add onion, tomato, garlic, oregano, chile powder, salt and chiles and saute until onions are translucent.

Add corn, chicken, broth, chicken base and hominy. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add lime juice and remove from heat. Add chopped cilantro.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

151 calories, 4 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams protein, 30 milligrams cholesterol, 976 milligrams sodium, 21 percent of calories from fat

You can cut the sodium down by omitting the base and salt

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups