Active Time
5 Mins
Total, including time under pressure
28 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

Ground guajillo chile powder is found in Mexican markets and adds a complexity to the stew that regular chili powder cannot. Though it's more mild compared to other chile powders, guajillo chile powder is tangy, smoky, and rich. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients (through bay leaf) in a 6-quartInstant Pot. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. Press [Manual]; select “High Pressure”, and use [-] or [+] to choose 23 minutes pressure cooking time. When time is up, open the cooker using Quick Pressure Release (page xxx). Remove chicken from broth mixture; cool slightly. Remove chicken from bones; cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones.

Step 2

Strain stock through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return inner pot to cooker; return stock to inner pot. Stir in chicken, hominy, chile powder, and oregano. Let stand 5 minutes. Skim fat from surface of broth; discard.

Step 3

Ladle stew into 8 bowls; top each serving evenly with pumpkinseed kernels, cilantro, radishes, scallions, and queso fresco cheese.

[copyright] 2017 Oxmoor House, from InstantPot Weekday Meals, on newsstands 3/3/17

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