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An authentic Mexican soup, hearty and delicious

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Servings: 10


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  • 1 whole chicken, with excess fat removed
  • 3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 3 to 4 qts of water
  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos, peeled and quartered
  • 6 to 10 fresh Serrano chilies
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 4 lbs canned hominy
  • 2 Tbsp chicken boullion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Chopped green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • slivered radishes, sliced and quartered
  • finely chopped onion
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice


  1. Place chicken, garlic and whole onion in pot. Add water to cover and simmer until chicken is tender. Remove chicken, onion and garlic. Discard onion and garlic. Chill broth and lift off excess fat. Pull meat off bones and shred. Discard skin, bones and excess fat.
  2. Separately, put chilies and tomatillos in a pot with enough water to cover and simmer until mushy. Blend in food processor or blender with: 1 garlic clove and 1/2 bunch cilantro.
  3. Sauté salsa in small amount of oil until it boils. Taste for spicyness before you add to the broth. Add it to the broth with: 2 tsp salt, or more to taste, hominy, chicken boullion and oregano.
  4. Bring to a boil and add shredded chicken. Adjust salt and serve with condiments: cabbage, radishes, onions, and lemon/lime juice
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 781g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 440  
Calories from Fat 186 42%
Total Fat 20.77g 26%
Saturated Fat 5.63g 23%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 961mg 40%
Potassium 545mg 16%
Total Carbs 35.33g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7.8g 26%
Sugars 8.45g 6%
Protein 27.38g 44%



  • John Spottiswood
    March 16, 2008
    This was delicious! Our whole family really enjoyed it. Because our kids don't like their food spicy, we put the serrano chiles separately in the blender with the onion, garlic and some of the water from the boiled chicken (instead of discarding them). We blended this and served it on the side. Adding a few teaspoons of this mixture to our bowls made them nice and spicy, and enabled the kids to enjoy theirs mild. We also served with lime wedges.
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