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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017




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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 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.

  • Add bell peppers, carrots, onion, water and the remaining 1/4 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.

  • Serve the chicken over the hominy mixture, topped with avocado.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup chicken & 1 1/2 cups stir-fry each
415 calories; protein 36.6g; carbohydrates 34.4g; dietary fiber 10.5g; sugars 10g; fat 14.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 103.5mg; vitamin a iu 12845.6IU; vitamin c 102.2mg; folate 122.6mcg; calcium 86.1mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 91mg; potassium 1199.9mg; sodium 485.4mg.

1/2 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat