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Abuelo's-style Cilantro Lime Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up
  • 1 1/2 gallons water
  • 1 Tbsp chicken base

Preparation:

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup minced tomato
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp chile powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped hot chiles
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 2 cups chopped chicken
  • 1/2 gallon reserved chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp chicken base
  • 7 oz white hominy, drained
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

Preparation:

Place canola oil in pan and heat. Add onion, tomato, garlic, oregano, chile powder, salt and chiles and sauté 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.

Makes 6 to 8

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