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Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Flavor Explosion

The other night I was flipping through an old Cooking Light and I came across this recipe for Chicken Posole.  I figured that I would give it a shot, since the recipe said that it would only take 20 minutes. I adapted a few things, like using fresh tomatillos instead of canned.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!  It is so flavorful and it tastes like a restaurant soup.  The next time that you are looking for a quick and healthy dinner, try this.  You won't be disappointed!

Super Fast Chicken Posole


Ingredients:

1 tb olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 garlic cloves minced 
1/2 onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped 
4 fresh tomatillos chopped
2 (14 oz) cans fat free, less sodium chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can hominy, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (I used the plain cooked chicken strips from Trader Joe's)
1 tb fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
a few dashes of hot sauce
1/2 ripe avocado, diced
4 radishes thinly sliced
chopped cilantro leaves

Directions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.  Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through onion and celery); saute two minutes.  Stir in tomatillos, cook 1 minute.  Add broth and hominy; cover and bring to a boil.  Uncover and cook for 8 minutes.  Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute, or until heated.  Remove from heat and stir in lime juice, pepper, and a few dashes of hot sauce.  Divide evenly among 4 bowls.  Top with avocado, cilantro, and sliced radishes.