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Supermarket staples come together to make this deeply flavored soup. 


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Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins

Inspired by posole, a traditional Mexican stew, this soul-satisfying chicken soup comes together in about a half-hour thanks to chicken broth, cans of pinto beans and hominy, and a jar of tomatillo salsa, aka salsa verde. It all simmers together quickly with chicken thighs and onion, before getting an handful of cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for brightness. Top it however you please; we love cubed avocado and crushed tortilla chips.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add chicken and onion; cook, stirring often, until chicken is cooked through, beginning to brown slightly, and juices have mostly evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir in broth, beans, hominy, and salsa verde. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium and cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve in bowls topped with avocado, remaining ¼ cup cilantro, and, if desired, tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; fat 18g; sodium 898mg; carbohydrates 42g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 33g; sugars 6g; saturated fat 3g.