This soup is hearty, healthy, loaded with fresh goodness and full of exciting flavors. It's very similar to chicken tortilla soup but with added cabbage and hominy. If you like Mexican food you will love this soup! Makes about 12 cups.
Ready in: 40minutes
1 1/2Tbspolive oil
1medium yellow onion,chopped (1 1/4 cups)
1-5jalapeños (to taste*),seeded and minced
3garlic cloves,minced (1 Tbsp)
1 1/2tspchili powder,or more to taste
6cupslow-sodium chicken broth
1(14.5 oz) canpetite diced tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
2 1/2cupsshredded cooked rotisserie chicken(or left over chicken)
1(29 oz) can Mexican Style hominy,drained and rinsed
1Tbspfresh lime juice
1/2small cabbage,chopped (cut into pieces about 3/4-inch)
3/4cupshredded monterey jack or cheddar cheese
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 5 minutes then add jalapeños, garlic, chili powder, and cumin and saute 1 minute longer.
Pour in chicken broth, tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to medium-low, cover and simmer until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
Stir in chicken and hominy and heat through, about 1 - 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
To serve: place a handful of chopped cabbage in serving bowl laddle soup over cabbage, top with grated cheese, diced avocados, sour cream and serve warm with tortilla chips.
*Add jalapeños according to desired heat preference. 1 is more mild while 5 will give a really spicy soup.