Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 129.7
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,168.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    Chicken Thighs, frozen boneless & skinless - 2lbs (approx 7 thighs)
    White onion, 2 large, peel removed
    Garlic, 6 cloves, peel removed
    Olive oil, 2 tbsp
    Jalapeno Peppers, 2 peppers, washed and seeded
    Red chili pods (California or New Mexico), 6 large, stems and seeds removed
    1 tbsp cumin
    2 tbsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp oregano
    Canned Hominy, 6 cups, drained and washed
    Chicken Broth, 12 cup


Place frozen chicken in a large pot and cover with water.
Cover with quartered onion and 2 whole cloves of garlic smashed with a knife to release the flavor.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour or until chicken pulls apart easily skimming foam from the top periodically.
In a separate sauce pan place red chili pods and cover with water.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 15 minutes to re-hydrate the pods. When done, drain of all liquid and set aside.
When chicken is done drain of all liquid and set aside onions and garlic.
Shred or chop chicken, whatever you prefer.
Place remaining onion, 4 garlic cloves, jalapenos and cooked onion/garlic mixture into a food processor. Chop until fine.
Return pot to stove and add 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Over medium heat sautee onion, garlic and jalapeno mixture for 3 minutes.
Add shredded chicken to the pan and brown for 3-5 minutes
While the vegetables and chicken are cooking add the drained chili pods to the food processor and liquify.
Sprinkle chicken mixture with cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and oregano. Mix thoroughly.
Add liquified chili pods to mixture.
Add chicken broth.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 4-6 hours or more. The more time you cook the better the flavor.

Suggested toppings for finished soup (not included in nutrition values)
- shredded cabbage
- avocado
- cilantro
- radishes
- onion
- limes
- fresh tostada shells or corn tortillas

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FEFSKITCHEN1.

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  • I love pozole, though I soak and cook dried corn. - 7/29/19

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  • Good
    tasty - 7/29/19

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  • Sounds tasty - 7/23/19

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  • Interesting - 4/17/18

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent recipe! I didn't have the pods so I used a little chipotle chili paste and some ancho chili powder. Still fabulous!! - 1/1/12

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