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Green Chicken Pozole

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Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup usually served at Christmastime. Hearty and delicious, this one is full of chicken and hominy and flavored with cilantro and chiles for an extra kick.

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  • Servings: 16 to 18 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
This Recipe is: Low Sodium Low Fat Dairy-free


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  • Step 1 of 10

    COMBINE 16 cups water, chicken, 1/3 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic in a large stockpot. Cook over medium heat for 35 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.

  • Step 2 of 10

    REMOVE chicken from stock. Discard bones and skin; shred meat into bite-sized pieces.

  • Step 3 of 10

    STRAIN chicken stock; set aside.

  • Step 4 of 10

    PLACE tomatillos, jalapeño and remaining 3 cups water in medium stockpot. Boil for 10 minutes or until tomatillos darken in color. Discard water.

  • Step 5 of 10

    PLACE 3 cups chicken stock, tomatillos, jalapeño, poblano, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/3 cup onion, bouillon and remaining garlic clove in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

  • Step 6 of 10

    HEAT oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; pour in tomatillo sauce and boil for 15 minutes.

  • Step 7 of 10

    HEAT remaining chicken stock over medium heat; add hominy. Add oregano and cumin.

  • Step 8 of 10

    BOIL for 15 minutes; add tomatillo salsa and boil for an additional 15 minutes. Add chicken during the last 5 minutes of boiling time.

  • Step 9 of 10

    SERVE with shredded lettuce, radish slices, remaining cilantro, remaining chopped onion and lemon juice.

  • Step 10 of 10

    TIP: Use turkey breast or pork meat for a variation of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 16 to 18 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 30
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 230mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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