Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday Recipe

Even though it's been very hot here in the last couple of days, soup is nearly always welcome and this one from Food and Wine is guaranteed to help cure a cold.

Chicken-Chile Soup

This Mexican-inspired chicken soup by FandW’s Justin Chapple is extremely easy to make. Justin
likes serving it with diced avocado and hot sauce to stir in at the table.



  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 poblano chiles—stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (1 1/4 pounds)
  • Two 15-ounce cans hominy, rinsed and drained
  • Chopped cilantro, sliced radishes and lime wedges, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the chiles, onion, garlic, coriander and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the chiles are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the chicken and hominy and simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Season the soup with salt. Ladle into shallow bowls, garnish with cilantro, sliced radishes and lime wedges and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated for 2 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I've seen 'hominy' before but I don't know what it is. I should google it.

    1. It's basically just corn JoJo. Do you remember the Beverly Hillbillies? Grandma was always talking about hominy grits and everyone thought it was something like pigs innards. Disappointing really.

    2. Like I said, makes me think of the Beverly Hillbillies. Maggie.

  2. I've been sick for three weeks. Maybe I need some soup.

    1. I'm sorry to hear that Denise. Have you got someone to make it for you or do you have to do it yourself. Get better soon.

  3. Replies
    1. Me too Ivy. My freezer is full of it.

    2. Sounds like a great idea with winter coming.

    3. That's the idea Ivy. Some of the soup I can replace, but I have asparagus soup which can't be replaced til the spring.

  4. I am not a soup lover but this sounds good

    1. You're not Birgit? I love it in any shape or form. Especially when sick. I always say I don't have a comfort food, but I guess to me soup is a comfort food.

    2. I know-I am a weird one because I am the only one who is not a soup lover. I do eat it but if there is something else, I pass...except when i am sick-chicken noodle is great and my mom made it wonderful

    3. Chicken soups are proven as being beneficial to sick people Birgit. So I am not surprised.

  5. Hi Jo,

    That's an interesting soup recipe. In the UK, we are also having unseasonably warm weather. Evidently it's something to do with the jet steam being further south than normal. Whatever, it's very mild.

    Enjoy your Sunday, Jo.


    1. Sounds good to me. I thought it was also to do with El Niño as well.

      I will enjoy my Sunday Gary, I drink fizz in the morning and have smoked salmon for lunch. What more could you want.