Green Chicken Pozole
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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.

20 mins. to Prepare

90 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

110 mins. Total

Servings: 16 to 18 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 16 to 18 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
Calories from Fat30
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 230mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g10%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A8%
Vitamin C15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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