Green Chicken Pozole

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214 CALORIES 25g CARBS 3g FAT 21g PROTEIN
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There is nothing better than a warm, spicy bowl of green chicken pozole on a cold night and this is possibly one of my all time favorite soups.  After having a delicious, but definitely not weight watchers friendly pork version, at my favorite Mexican restaurant I had to find a way to make this at home without ruining my diet.

The Recipe
Green Chicken Pozole

Green Chicken Pozole

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 30 Min
TOTAL TIME: 45 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 2 U jalapenos, chopped (seeded for less spicy, more to taste)
  • 1 U poblano peppers, chopped (seeded if you don’t want it too spicy)
  • 4 U garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast)
  • 1 lb tomatillos (husked and washed)
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 28 oz canned hominy

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Instructions

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1

Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers, and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

2

Add the chicken, tomatillos, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is fork-tender.

3

Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken. Shred the chicken using two forks.

4

Add the cilantro to the pot. Use an immersion blender to blend to create a smooth broth. You can also add the broth to a blender with the cilantro if you don't have an immersion blender.

5

Add the chicken and hominy to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

6

Add shredded chicken broth and simmer for an additional ten minutes.

7

Serve in bowls and add your favorite garnishes – radishes, fresh lime, fresh cilantro, fresh jalapeno, avocado, or crispy tortilla strips.

8

Enjoy!

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5-2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 352mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
9%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

You can use the following as garnish:

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Queso fresco (add 1 point per tablespoon)
  • Baked corn tortilla (add 1 point for every 2 small corn tortillas)
  • Avocado (add 2 points for a quarter avocado)
  • Lime
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped jalapenos (if you want more heat)
† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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