Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Lime and Hominy


Using a purchased rotisserie chicken made this chicken soup such an easy and tasty weeknight dinner.

I’d like to personally thank the following people or groups of people:

  1. The person who came up with the idea of selling cooked rotisserie chickens in grocery stores.
  2. Those who designed and built the roasting machines that cook dozens of rotisserie chickens at once.
  3. The company that designed and manufactures the plastic containers with domed lids to snugly hold the cooked rotisserie chickens.
  4. The company that designed and manufactures the little cardboard handle that fits around the plastic domed rotisserie chicken container making it easier to carry.
  5. The company that designed and manufactures the stainless steel cart that displays the rotisserie chickens and keeps them hot.
  6. I’d like to thank the person who came up with the idea to place that cart at the front of the store next the self check out lanes.
Those people have created a grab and go situation that makes me happy during a busy work week.
This soup is full of citrus flavor, savory with tender chicken, chewy with hominy and lively with spices. I took the original recipe calling for chicken breasts and modified it a bit to service a purchased rotisserie chicken. The yellow color comes from throwing in a little bit of left over yellow rice from the night before. Dinner that night was easy and this recipe is a keeper.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Lime and Hominy
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
  • 1 purchased rotisserie chicken
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 small white onion (8 oz.), chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeño, minced
  • 1 quart lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 15-oz. can hominy, drained
  • 1 tsp. dried Mexican oregano, crumbled if the leaves are large
  • 4 to 5 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2-1/2 oz. cotija or feta cheese, cut into ¼-inch cubes (1/2 cup)
  1. Heat the oil in a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and jalapeño and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add the broth, hominy, oregano, and chicken. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer gently, stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a simmer.
  2. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Using two forks, shred both some dark and white meat into bite-size pieces. Add to simmering broth and let it cook about 5 minutes. stir in the lime juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, top with the cheese, and serve immediately.

Rotisserie Chicken Soup with Lime and Hominy…It’s What’s for Dinner.

From the kitchen of Lea Ann Brown

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  1. says

    What a great-sounding soup, and how fantastic that it comes together so quickly! The lovely smell of rotisserie chickens draws me in every time. The flavors in this soup sound lovely too.

  2. says

    Here is a toast to tasty store bought rotisserie chicken. It has saved me more than I count during a busy week too.

    Awesome soup recipe.


  3. says

    Hominy always makes me think of Ralph Kramden saying “Humida,humida, humida!” Can’t get that out of my mind as soon as I see the word.

    The soup looks excellent, Lea Ann!

    • Lea Ann says

      I agree about that smell in the car. By the time I get home, I feel like ripping into that chicken like a starved wild animal.

  4. Vickie Hemphill says

    Lol, I could not agree more. Those moist and fragrant birds are a wonderful modern convenience. The soup sounds so delicious! Love the texture of hominy in a soup and you know how I feel about citrus. Yum!

  5. says

    I can’t remember where I read this but the number of rotisserie chickens sold each year is staggering! I second you in thanking all of those people who made them so easy for us to grab and go :) I think Sam’s Club and Costco have the biggest and best!

    Lovely use of that chicken in this delicious soup.

    • Lea Ann says

      Safeway has two different choices. Scrawny and not so scrawny. $6 dollars and $8. I wish Costco were more convenient. They’ve got good ones.

    • Lea Ann says

      At this moment, I can’t think of anything more annoying than a Raider’s fan. 😉 Especially if you break our winning streak.

  6. says

    When I lived in Germany we had the ‘chicken man chicken’. A local guy who had a rotisserie chicken truck, he came to base once a week. You couldn’t drive past him without smelling those chickens and pulling in and leaving with one…or two. Ever since then I’ve been a sucker for them. There are so many possibilities, I’m lovin all the citrusy-ness of your soup.

  7. says

    and I’d like to thank you, for your attitude, humor and great recipes…. like the heck out of this soup. – something about chicken lime soup, it has such a great taste, and now with a rotisserie’d chicken, why that is just greatness

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