Easy Chicken Posole

Easy Chicken Posole

Recipe Rating: 3.5615
Serves 6 to 8

This big pot of soulful Mexican-style stew can be prepared start to finish in well under an hour. It’s ideal for feeding a crowd or for cooking ahead for the week. If you wish, have thinly sliced radishes, fresh cilantro, diced avocado and crispy corn tortilla strips on hand for garnishing.

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 poblano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 5 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 5 cups thinly sliced chard leaves and stems (about 1/2 bunch)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can hominy, drained and rinsed or 2 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder or cayenne pepper
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, poblanos and garlic, and cook, stirring, until vegetables soften, 7 to 8 minutes. Add broth, chicken and salt, and cook until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer chicken with tongs to a cutting board and let cool 5 minutes. Shred chicken with 2 forks and return it to the pot. Add chard, hominy and oregano, and cook 5 minutes more. Taste and add ancho chile powder or cayenne pepper. Serve with lime wedges and additional garnishes of choice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups, 250 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 23g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 26g protein.
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