Sunday, January 5, 2014

Chicken Posole

Source: Cooking Light
Yield: 6-8 Generous Bowls

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 half large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 bay leaves
1 10 oz. can tomatillos, drained and coarsely chopped
4 c chicken stock
2 c water
2 15 oz. cans white hominy, rinsed and drained
1 rotisserie chicken, picked from the bones and chopped (discard skin)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 ripe peeled avocado, diced $
4 radishes, thinly sliced $
Cilantro leaves

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until barely softened, add celery, carrots, and garlic. As the veggies begin to cook, add the spices and bay leaf. Sauté 2 minutes. Stir in tomatillos; cook 1 minute.

Add broth and hominy; cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook 8 minutes. Stir in chicken cook until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, salt, and pepper. Divide evenly among bowls. Top with avocado and radish. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

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