Fresh and Easy Chicken Posole
Such a fresh and easy chicken posole for the winter soup repertoire. I could eat this every day.
1 1/4 lb chicken breast
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup coarsely chopped white onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro stems, plus leaves, for serving
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
4 cups packed, thinly sliced Savoy cabbage (from 1/2 head)
4 cups chicken broth (preferably homemade)
2 cups water
1 25-ounce can white hominy, rinsed and drained
Tortilla chips, cilantro and lime wedges, for serving
Saute onion, garlic, and cilantro stems; cook 1 minute. Put chicken in pot. Cover with water.Bring to a boil. Cover. Turn off heat. Let it sit for 20 min. remove chicken. Add tomato paste, oregano, cabbage, broth to poaching liquid; bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Shred meat, and stir into soup with hominy. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt; serve with tortilla chips, lime wedges, and cilantro leaves.
I froze half the batch. And it was delicious revisited :)
posted by Elaine at 3:28 PM