How to Cook White Chicken Posole

How to Cook White Chicken Posole

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 mins

Ingredients needed to make White Chicken Posole:

  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lb), chopped into smaller chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 red onion, halved
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • One large can (6 lb 9 oz) hominy, drained and washed

For serving:

  • 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • 2 limes, sliced into wedges
  • ¼ whole cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tomato , cored and chopped
  • 3-4 small red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 large bunch watercress, chopped
  • 2-3 chile peppers, stemmed, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips

Cooking instructions for White Chicken Posole:

  • Toss the chicken chunks in a large pot and pour in 3 quarts of water until the chicken is completely immersed in it.
  • Drop in the onion halves, along with a tsp of salt and heat the mixture until it starts boiling.
  • Reduce it to a simmer over and continue to do so, uncovered, for about half an hour or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Drain the chicken out of the pot into a bowl and set aside until they pieces are cool enough to handle.
  • Separate the flesh from the bones, using a fork and set the shredded meat in a bowl.
  • Toss the bones back into the simmering broth and continue to cook, uncovered for another 30 minutes.
  • Empty 4 cups of the drained hominy into a food processor, along with a couple of cups hot broth from the pot.
  • Drop in the whole garlic cloves into processor, fasten the lid and pulse them into s smooth puree.
  • Scoop out the excess fat as well as any foam on top of the simmering broth and discard the bones.
  • Tip the hominy puree into the broth, followed rest of the whole hominy as well as dried oregano and stir them all together until well combined.
  • Cook the stew for about 20 minutes, stirring at times, and stir in the shredded meat just before turning off the heat.
  • Adjust the seasonings and ladle it into serving bowls.
  • Top it up with the garnishes and serve alongside tortilla chips.

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