Rotisserie Chicken Chili With Hominy and Chiles Recipe

  • 2 store-bought roast chickens, meat picked from bones and
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 large onions, cut into medium dice
  • 2 (4 ounce) jars diced mild green chiles
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans hominy, or equal quantity of canned white beans, such as cannellini or great Northern
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups frozen corn, preferably shoepeg
  • sour cream
  • cilantro or scallions
  • lime wedges
  • green hot sauce
  1. Bring skin and bones, chicken broth and 1 quart of water to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 30 minutes. Strain and discard skin and bones.
  2. Heat oil over medium-low heat in a soup kettle. Add cumin, oregano and cayenne and cook until spices are fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion; increase heat to medium; saute until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and chiles. Add 4 cups hominy and all but 1 cup of the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Process remaining 2 cups hominy and 1 cup broth until silky smooth; add to soup. Stir garlic and corn into soup. Simmer for a minute or so longer, then cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with sour cream, cilantro or scallions. Pass separately the lime wedges and green hot pepper sauce.