Abuelo's Cilantro Lime Soup

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by mollypaul

A savory, spicy heartwarmer for cold winter days from a copycat site.

Top Review by Ms. MO

This soup is so very good! I found this same recipe in the Dallas Morning News, as Abuelo's is a local restaurant. I've made it several times. To make the prep easier, instead of dealing with a whole chicken, I use chicken breasts, then add chicken stock for half of the water. Do not substitute the chicken base; it can be found in most grocery stores. I also serve with avocado slices and crispy tortilla strips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Chicken :.
  2. Remove skin and wings from chicken; cover with water and add chicken base.
  3. Cook chicken over medium heat for approximately 1-1/2 hours.
  4. Remove chicken and let cool; bone chicken and chop meat into small pieces.
  5. Reserve broth.
  6. While the chicken is cooling, start the soup:.
  7. Place canola oil in pan and heat.
  8. Add onion, tomato, garlic, oregano, chili powder, salt and chilies and sauté until onions are translucent.
  9. Add corn, chicken, reserved broth, additional chicken base and hominy.
  10. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.
  11. Add lime juice and remove from heat.
  12. Add chopped cilantro.
  13. Serve hot.

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