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Chicken Pozole Soup

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 8 people

Originally developed with Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth, we’ve updated this recipe to use Swanson® Chicken Broth, cumin and lime juice to give it the same fabulous flavor.  Pozole is a traditional soup or stew of Mexico, from pre-Columbian days.  It’s basically a soup flavored with green chilies, cumin, garlic and lime. It’s typically made with either chicken or pork and hominy.  We’ve topped this dish with cabbage and radish, but you can also try topping with diced avocado, chopped onion or crumbled queso fresco.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $14.02

  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) Swanson® Chicken Broth or Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth or Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth
  • 2 cans (about 4 ounces each) green chiles, drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 6 large radish, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Easy Substitution: You can substitute boneless pork chops for the chicken in this recipe.
    • Serving Suggestion: Customize your soup with toppings!  Try fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, sour cream and/or diced avocado.
    • Ingredient Note: You can reduce the jalapeño to 1 teaspoon chopped, if you prefer a less spicy soup.
  • Step 1

    Season the chicken as desired.  Sprinkle the chicken with the oregano and paprika.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until browned, stirring occasionally.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 3

    Reduce the heat to medium.  Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet.  Add the onion and jalapeño pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook and stir for 30 seconds. Spoon the onion mixture into a blender.  Add 1/2 cup broth, the green chiles and cilantro.  Cover and blend until the mixture is smooth. 

  • Step 4

    Cook the blended onion mixture and 1/2 teaspoon cumin in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring often.  Stir in the remaining broth, remaining 1 teaspoon cumin, the hominy and beans and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.  Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the lime juice.  Season to taste. Top with the cabbage and radishes before serving.  Serve with hot pepper sauce.

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  • Delish!

    Sherri S.
    March 27, 2017

    I doubled the recipe and made this soup for a weekly Sunday gathering at my house. Except for the girl who doesn't like hominy, it was a huge hit! If anything, I might add more beans and hominy. Absolutely delicious!

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Calories 211
Total Fat 6 g
Sat. Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 836 mg
Total Carb 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 12 %DV
Potassium 7 %DV
Calories 214
Total Fat 6 g
Sat. Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 696 mg
Total Carb 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV
Calories 212
Total Fat 6 g
Sat. Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 683 mg
Total Carb 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.