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Pozole — Festive Mexican Chicken Hominy Soup

6 servings

  • 2 C Senora Camacho’s mole (separate recipe)
  • 15 oz. chicken broth
  • water to top off
  • 15 oz. white hominy
  • 1/2 C green onions
  • 8 oz. cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado cut in chunks.

Mix mole with chicken broth and water and heat. Add chicken, hominy, and green onions. Cook until chicken has absorbed flavors. Add avocado. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice.
Mexicans know how to make a little meat go a long way, not because they necessarily prefer to, but because the high cost of meat forces them to. And that, I think, is appropriate use of meat: as a condiment. For this pozole you don’t have to use primo chicken breast. Cook up a scrawny little fryer. I’m surprised more Mexican restaurants don’t serve pozole. The base of this soup is mole. See the previous post for the mole recipe.

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