I wouldn't recommend using chili powder, as it contains salt, garlic and other spices. I used dried, ground ancho chiles from Penzeys.com Excellent!
Speedy Chicken Posole with Avocado and Lime
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 436
- Calories from fat: 39%
- Protein: 32g
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated fat: 4.2g
- Carbohydrate: 36g
- Fiber: 7.2g
- Sodium: 715mg
- Cholesterol: 89mg
- 3 large poblano chiles (1 lb. total)
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 large onion
- 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) white hominy
- 1 1/2 pounds boned, skinned chicken thighs
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano*, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons ground red New Mexico chiles*
- Garnishes: sliced avocado, lime wedges, cilantro sprigs, and sour cream
- 1. Preheat broiler. When hot, broil poblanos on a baking sheet until blackened, turning as needed, about 15 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, whirl garlic to mince. Cut onion in chunks and pulse with garlic until chopped; set aside. Drain hominy; set aside.
- 3. Cut chicken into 1- to 1 1/2-in. chunks and sprinkle with salt and 1 tsp. oregano. Heat oil in a 5- to 6-qt. pan over high heat. Brown half the chicken lightly, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
- 4. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add onion mixture and remaining 1 tsp. oregano to pan and sauté until onion is softened, 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave broth until steaming, about 3 minutes. Add ground chiles to pan and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds.
- 5. Add broth, hominy, and chicken to pan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer to blend flavors, 10 minutes.
- 6. Remove stems, skins, and seeds from poblanos and discard; chop poblanos.
- 7. Stir poblanos into posole and cook 1 minute. Ladle into bowls; top with garnishes.
- *Find Mexican oregano at well-stocked grocery stores, along with ground red New Mexico chiles.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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