Soups

Green Chicken Pozole

Green Chicken Pozole
Level
Intermediate
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
90 minutes
Servings
16 to 18 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
  • Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup usually served at Christmastime. Hearty and delicious, this one is full of chicken and hominy and flavored with cilantro and chiles for an extra kick.

The Secret Ingredient

Ingredients

  • 19 cups water, divided
  • 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, chopped, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, divided
  • 13 ounces tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeño chile, stem removed
  • 1 poblano chile, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1/2 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Tablet
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (29 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 8 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, quartered

Make It

Step 1

Combine 16 cups water, chicken, 1/3 cup onion and 2 cloves garlic in a large stockpot. Cook over medium heat for 35 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.

Step 2

Remove chicken from stock. Discard bones and skin; shred meat into bite-sized pieces.

Step 3

Strain chicken stock; set aside.

Step 4

Place tomatillos, jalapeño and remaining 3 cups water in medium stockpot. Boil for 10 minutes or until tomatillos darken in color. Discard water.

Step 5

Place 3 cups chicken stock, tomatillos, jalapeño, poblano, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/3 cup onion, bouillon and remaining garlic clove in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 6

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; pour in tomatillo sauce and boil for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Heat remaining chicken stock over medium heat; add hominy. Add oregano and cumin. Boil for 15 minutes; add tomatillo salsa and boil for an additional 15 minutes. Add chicken during the last 5 minutes of boiling time.

Step 8

Serve with shredded lettuce, radish slices, remaining cilantro, remaining chopped onion and lemon juice.