Cheater Posole Verde

I had never had or even heard of posole until this year- I love being introduced to something new-to-me and delicious. A lovely mom at my son’s preschool brought me a big jar of homemade posole verde after I had my littlest daughter this fall. I ate the whole quart and savored every slurp! Then of course tried to find a recipe to replicate it. Much like chicken soup, it seems every family has a different way of making this dish, so I frankensteined a bunch of recipes with what I had on hand to make this. Not as authentic and amazing as my friend Jen’s post-partum offering, but warming and tasty nonetheless

Cheater Posole Verde

  1. Leftover chicken, shredded(I used dark meat from a roasted chicken that was left after the white became chicken salad)
  2. 1 onion, diced 
  3. 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  4. 1 T olive oil
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin
  6. 25 oz can hominy
  7. 1/2. Jar (3 ish T) mole verde
  8. 4 cups chicken broth
  9. Salt & Pepper
  10. Toppings- shredded cheese, shredded cabbage, lime wedges, sliced radishes, fresh cilantro, avocado… You get the idea.

Heat olive oil in a large pot on the stove. Cook onion until softened, then add garlic and stir until you can smell the garlic. Add the mole paste and cumin and stir/fry until it is soft and fragrant. Pour in your broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, add hominy and chicken and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top as you like!


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