Easy Chicken PozoleYUMMLY
Unlike traditional pozole, which simmers all afternoon, this speedy version of the hearty Mexican soup clocks in at under an hour. Tender, juicy chicken; canned hominy; and a spicy, smoky blend of green chilies and tomatillos add up to more than the sum of their parts. If fresh tomatillos aren’t available, you can go with canned. If you prefer a mild pozole, remove the seeds from the chilies. Be sure to save space in your bowl for plenty of shredded cabbage, tortillas chips, and more crunchy toppings! The recipe, which makes 10 cups, is a Yummly original created by Ericka Sanchez.
- 1 small white onion
- 4 tomatillos (large; fresh, or use canned tomatillos)
- 1 poblano chili (large; fresh, or use 2 Anaheim chilies)
- 2 serrano chilies
- 1 garlic clove (large, unpeeled)
- 6 cups chicken broth (divided)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp. dried oregano (rubbed with your fingers)
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 3/4 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast)
- 1 can hominy (15 oz. per can)
- 4 radishes (preferably with tops)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro sprigs (plus a few sprigs for garnish, optional)
- 1 cup shredded cabbage (or lettuce)
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 4 limes
- salt (to taste)
- tortilla chips (or tostada shells)
- Cut white onion in half crosswise, cut off ends, and peel. Remove husks from tomatillos. Cut off stem from poblano chili, pulling out the attached seed cluster. Cut stems from serrano chilies, and if you want a milder dish, cut chilies in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds and membranes with a spoon. Set aside half an onion.
- Heat a large frying pan or comal (flat metal griddle) over medium-high heat. Arrange remaining white onion half, the tomatillos, chilies, and garlic in pan and roast, turning occasionally, until char spots form, 8-10 minutes total.
- Meanwhile, pour 5 cups chicken broth into a large saucepan or Dutch oven, set over medium heat, and add bay leaves, oregano, cumin, and pepper. Chop reserved white onion half and add it to the pan. When broth reaches a simmer, cover, reduce heat, and simmer while you continue with the recipe.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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