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Monday's Leftovers: Chicken Posole

Monday's Leftovers: Chicken Posole


There are hundreds of different things one can do with leftover chicken. An obvious choice is to make soup. Not just any old chicken soup, but a flavor packed chicken posole. Posole is a hearty main course soup with hominy as the defining ingredient. Originated in Jalisco, Mexico, this fragrant soup is easy to make and delicious to eat. To take a look at this exciting way to deal with leftovers

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Chicken Posole
From Everyday Food magazine

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 leftover chicken
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Assorted garnishes, such as diced avocado, thinly sliced radishes, and crumbled tortilla chips (optional)

  1. Heat oil in a 5-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, and oregano; cook, stirring constantly, until evenly distributed.
  3. Add 4 cups water, broth, and hominy. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until fragrant, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken; season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until heated through.
  5. To serve, divide among bowls, and garnish as desired.

Serves 8.

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gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Just a spelling comment: it is written pozole, and the original recipe uses pork instead of chicken.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
LaLa0428 : here is the definition for hominy. Hope that clarifies things!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
LaLa0428 : here is the <a href="http://www.yumsugar.com/708237">definition for hominy</a>. Hope that clarifies things!
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 8 years
Pozole cures everything! I always eat it when I am sick with a lot of lime, and it helps me with colds, flus, everything! It's one of my favorite soups, red or white, it's always right!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
mmm, I love posole! A chicken version sounds good!
Megatron Megatron 8 years
I love posole! I actually discovered it here at school.
PartySister PartySister 8 years
I love love love posole! Its best eaten with some fresh corn tortillas!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Thats sounds pretty interesting. What exactly is hominy? I'm southern so I automatically think grits, when I hear that word.
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 8 years
i love pozole! my mom's pork version is the best i have ever had. can't wait to try this version!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
This sounds good.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
This sounds good.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
this looks great!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
this looks great!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love all the chicken ones lately. ;)
emalove emalove 8 years
Yummy! I'm such a soup girl! This looks delicious.
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