Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to whip up a pot of chicken posole. Though in my book it's perfect any time of year. It's so easy to prepare and filled with great ingredients. While the chicken simmered in the broth I charred the vegetables in the broiler for a little extra flavor then gave them a whirl in my Vitamix. The combination of all of the flavors are all about celebrating. Topped with radishes, limes, and a dollop of sour cream it becomes a bowl of perfection!
Ingredients for Fire Roasted Chicken Posole:
1 pound boneless chicken thighs, trimmed
2 quarts chicken stock
3 - 15-ounce cans of white hominy, drained
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, skins removed and halved
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 large poblano pepper, halved and seeds removed
1 large white onion, peeled and cut into eighths
2 jalapenos, halved and seeded
4 cloves of garlic, peeled
For serving any or all of the following: sour cream, lime wedges, thinly sliced green cabbage, tortilla chips, thinly sliced radishes, avocado slices, and chopped red onion
Time-Saving Tips: The vegetables can be broiled and blended in advance. The posole can be prepared a day in advance and refrigerated.
Let's see what we need.
We're ready to cook.
Pour the broth into a pot and add the chicken. Bring to a low boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until just cooked. This should take around 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and shred.
Turn on the broiler. Place the peppers, onions, and garlic on a cookie sheet pan lined with foil. Broil until charred; flip and broil the other side.
Blend the charred vegetables, cilantro, and water. I like there to be a little texture when I finish blending. Add the mixture into the chicken broth.
Once the processed vegetables have been combined with the broth stir in the hominy. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes then add the chicken and stir until heated.
Just give it a stir and season with salt and pepper.
It's ready! Now all you have to do is ladle up some servings and pass around the toppings. This is total comfort food and is perfect for chilly days, warm evenings, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations. You will love this healthy soup. It's easily doubled to feed a big crowd and is awesome if made a day or two in advance!