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.

Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.
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

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.

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Rating: 1 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More