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Friday, June 21, 2013

Chicken Posole

Kevin's dad always makes Posole when we are up  at their house, and I love it.  It is spicy and filling and yummy.  If you have never tried it, you need to!  You won't be sorry you did.  I always love to eat it with raw cabbage and radish, it helps to mellow the spices well.  

Serves 8
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cans (15 ounces each) white hominy, drained
6 3/4 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey meat (2 pounds)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Assorted garnishes: lime juice, oregano, onions, radishes, avocado, cilantro and cabbage.


  1. Heat oil in a 5-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, and oregano; cook, stirring constantly, until evenly distributed.
  2. Add 4 cups water, broth, and hominy. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until fragrant, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken; season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until heated through. 
  4. To serve, divide among bowls, and garnish as desired. 
This can be frozen, which makes it easy to make a big batch like this and freeze 1/2 of it and use it on a night when i'm feeling lazy and don't want to cook.

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