Chicken and Hominy Soup with Lime and Cilantro

This is how you eat soup when it’s hot outside.

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 (49.5 fluid ounce) can chicken broth
1 (29 ounce) can hominy, undrained
4 cooked skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped
1 Bell pepper chopped,
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
1 (14.5 ounce) can water
6 green onions, sliced
1 lime, juiced, or to taste
1 dash hot sauce, or to taste – or chopped habanero or jalapeno
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
[note: if you like spice add hot peppers to taste with the other ingredients. We added three small Tabascos…yum!]

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; stir cumin and paprika into hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, hominy, chicken, diced tomatoes and juice, water, green onions, lime juice, and hot sauce to seasoned oil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 15 minutes. Garnish soup with cilantro just before serving.