Rating: 3.5 stars
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Though loaded with chiles and peppers, this stew has a gentle heat. For a stronger punch, double the number of chiles. Prep and Cook Time: 2 hours. Notes: This stew is best made up to two days in advance. Reheat in a cast-iron or other heavy-bottomed pot over a low flame on your grill or on a portable burner.

Christopher Hartfield
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Jim Henkens

Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs
Yield:
Makes 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put chicken in a large pot with bay leaves, peppercorns, and 2 tsp. salt. Add water to cover chicken by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, adding water as needed to keep chicken covered, until chicken is cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and let cool. Pour broth through a strainer and reserve; discard spices. When broth is cooled, skim off as much fat as you can.

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Spread corn in a baking pan and roast until it begins to turn bronze, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Reset oven heat to broil. Arrange peppers and chiles, cut side down, in 2 baking pans and broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat until skins are black, 5 to 8 minutes (remove each as it blackens). Let cool, then peel and coarsely chop.

  • Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, spices, and remaining 3 tsp. salt and cook, stirring, until onions are translucent, 4 minutes. Add peppers, chiles, and corn and cook 3 minutes. Add posole, beans, tomatillos, and 7 cups of reserved cooking broth; freeze remaining broth for later use. Bring stew to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook 10 minutes.

  • When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and discard. Use 2 forks to shred meat off bone. Add meat to pot and simmer until chicken is warmed through, about 10 minutes. Serve topped with lime wedges, cilantro leaves, and tortilla chips.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; calories from fat 30%; protein 31g; fat 16g; saturated fat 3.7g; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 10g; sodium 1940mg; cholesterol 64mg.
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