This homemade canned soup recipe includes hominy instead of noodles, because it's safe for canning and won't get mushy over time. Still, if you're craving noodles, you can add them fresh whenever you open up a can of this Mexican-inspired soup to serve.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
1 hr 30 mins
6 quart jars


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot combine chicken thighs and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove thighs from broth; shred meat. Return chicken to pot; discard bones.

  • Add tomatillos, hominy, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, poblanos, orange juice, honey, oregano, and cumin to chicken mixture in pot. Bring to boiling; boil for 5 minutes.

  • Ladle 2 cups of chicken and vegetables into each hot quart canning jar. Add hot broth, leaving a 1-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure for weighted gauge canner or 11 pounds pressure for dial-gauge canner for 75 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Allow the pressure to come down naturally. Carefully remove canner lid; cool jars in canner for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner; cool on a wire rack. Check lids for seal after 24 hours.

  • To serve, place contents of jar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil. Boil, covered, for 10 minutes (add 1 additional minute for each additional 1,000 feet of elevation).

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Nutrition Facts

120 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 20mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 15g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 6g; protein 9g; vitamin a 308.5IU; vitamin c 47.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 3.3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 17.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 618mg; potassium 379mg; calcium 39mg; iron 1.8mg.