Preheat your oven to 325˚F.
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat enough oil to brown the chicken over medium high heat.
Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Then brown it in the oil, a few minutes per side. Then remove the chicken to a plate, discard the oil and add the cooked hominy.
Return the chicken to the pan and cover them with the vegetables. Add the jalapeños.
Sprinkle the cumin and oregano over evenly over the top, add the bay leaves, and more black pepper.
Cover and put in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and turn on your broiler. Uncover the chicken pieces or lift them up and put them on top of the vegetables. Broil until they're nicely browned.
Top with chopped cilantro, if using, and serve.