Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup: A Flavorful Delight

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Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup is a delectable creation that marries tender chicken with the earthy richness of hominy, complemented by a creamy, cheesy broth that beckons with every spoonful. Let’s delve into the flavors and nuances of this soul-warming concoction.

Follow this soup with a Giant M&M Cookie for dessert.

Creamy Chicken Hominy Soupin a bowl with corn and black beans.

Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup

As the crisp autumn air settles in, there’s an undeniable allure to warm, hearty soups that envelop us in comfort. Imagine a symphony of flavors dancing on your palate – the succulent chicken in chicken broth melded with the mild heat of green chiles. The creamy base, enriched with cream cheese, offers a luxurious texture that coats your mouth, while the cheddar cheese adds a delightful sharpness.

This medley of tastes creates a harmonious blend that’s comforting. Each spoonful unveils a balance of savory, creamy, and slightly tangy notes, making it a satisfying and delightful dining experience.

Also, try Easy Ham and Bean Soup.

A bowl of mexican chicken chowder with corn and black beans.

Ingredients you’ll need

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  • Chicken breasts, boneless skinless, or thighs.
  • Chicken broth.
  • White onion diced
  • Green chiles diced, undrained.
  • Heavy cream.
  • salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • thyme or bay leaf
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Hominy
  • fresh cilantro, chopped

You’ll also want a slow cooker, slow cooker liners, or a Dutch oven.

For the heavy cream, you can use cream cheese. You’ll need to whisk it or use an immersion blender to break it up and make it smooth before serving. As well, you can use whole, 1%, 2%, skim milk or a non-dairy milk. However, the soup won’t be as rich and creamy using these as it will be using cream cheese or heavy cream.

Mexican Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup in a plastic container.

Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup FAQ

What is hominy, and how does it contribute to the soup?

Hominy has been treated with an alkali, like lime or lye, which removes the hull and germ. In this soup, hominy adds a unique texture and a slightly nutty flavor that pairs wonderfully with the other ingredients.

Can I substitute the chicken breasts with another type of meat?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for chicken breasts, you can use chicken thighs or even shredded rotisserie chicken for added depth of flavor.

Why do you recommend not to use pre-shredded cheese?

Pre-shredded cheese often contains additives to prevent clumping, which can affect the texture and consistency of the soup. Shredding the cheese yourself ensures a smoother melt and better incorporation into the broth.

How long can I keep soup in the fridge? Can I freeze it?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this soup will keep well for 3-4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and gently warm it on the stove, stirring occasionally.

Mexican chicken chowder in a bowl with corn and black beans.

During the cold winter, I crave cozy, comfort food almost exclusively. We enjoy Cheddar Beef Texas Hash, Hissy Fit Dip Pasta, and Chicken Broccoli Lasagna.


In the realm of heartwarming soups, the Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup reigns supreme. Its amalgamation of flavors, from the tender chicken to the creamy, cheesy broth, provides a comforting escape for chilly evenings or any time a bowl of pure indulgence is desired. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or simply seeking a satisfying meal, this soup will captivate your taste buds and warm your soul.

Chicken soup in a plastic bag.
Creamy Chicken Hominy Soupin a bowl with corn and black beans.

Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup

Creamy Chicken Hominy Soup is a delectable creation that marries tender chicken with the earthy richness of hominy, complemented by a creamy, cheesy broth that beckons with every spoonful.
Author: Paula
5 from 37 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
high: 6 hours
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless, or thighs
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup white onion diced
  • 1 (4.5 ounce can) green chiles diced, undrained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon thyme or bay leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drain
  • 1 can hominy drained (not rinsed)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • I like to use slow cooker liners for easier cleanup.
  • Add everything except the shredded cheddar cheese to the slow cooker.
  • You don't have to stir it. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3.5 hours or high for 6-7 hours.
  • Remove chicken breasts.
  • Add cheese and stir until it melts. I've found a whisk works best for this.
  • Shred the chicken and add it back into the soup. Add the cilantro, stir.
  • Spoon into bowls.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1139mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg
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