Chicken with Bell Pepper & Hominy Stir-Fry

Chicken with Bell Pepper & Hominy Stir-Fry

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017

Hominy is made by soaking dried corn kernels in lime to remove the tough hull and germ. The result looks like puffed-up corn, perhaps most notably enjoyed in the Mexican soup posole. In this healthy chicken stir-fry recipe, the hominy is added along with the vegetables to make a hearty dinner. Look for hominy in cans in the Latin section of large supermarkets. You'll need one 29-ounce can or two 15-ounce cans to get 2 cups. Toss leftovers into soup or salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1½ cups chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups rinsed canned hominy
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, diced


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  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with cilantro. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Add bell peppers, carrots, onion, water and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in hominy, garlic and the remaining 2 teaspoons cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in green chiles and lime juice and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Serve the chicken over the hominy mixture, topped with avocado.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup chicken & 1½ cups stir-fry each
  • Per serving: 415 calories; 15 g fat(2 g sat); 10 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 37 g protein; 123 mcg folate; 103 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 12,846 IU vitamin A; 102 mg vitamin C; 86 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 485 mg sodium; 1,200 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (257% daily value), Vitamin C (170% dv), Folate (31% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 3 vegetable, 4½ lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 2

November 17, 2017
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By: Barberton OH
It might be nutritious but our family didn't care for this mix at all. We used lots of Cajun seasoning so we didn't waste it but....I will say the chicken was tasty ! Nope.
February 17, 2017
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By: Mitch B
You will need a very large skillet to fit all of the vegetables in this recipe. Used thinly sliced chicken instead of cubes and the recipe could use additional salt.
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