Chicken Pozole

This flavorful, hearty and comforting Mexican soup is ideal for special holiday meals and celebrations.

Serves: 12Prep: 40 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules, divided
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, divided
  • 2/3 cup white onion, chopped, divided
  • 5 bay leaves, divided
  • 5 Ancho chiles, rinsed, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 Guajillo chiles, rinsed, stemmed and seeded
  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 container (32 oz.) Kroger® Chicken Broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups hominy, canned
  • 1 cup radishes, sliced
  • Dried oregano leaves, for serving
  • Corn tostadas, for serving
  • Lettuce, shredded, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine chicken breasts, water, 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 garlic cloves, ⅓ cup white onion and 2 bay leaves. Simmer 25 -30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Let chicken cool; shred.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook Ancho chiles, Guajillo chiles and enough water to cover chiles 10-14 minutes, until chiles are tender.
  • In a blender, add strained chiles, tomatoes, remaining garlic, remaining onion, 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules, 2 teaspoons salt and chicken broth. Blend until smooth. Strain sauce.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add sauce; cook 5 minutes. Add shredded chicken, hominy and 3 bay leaves; continue cooking 20 minutes.
  • Serve with radishes, oregano dried leaves, corn tostadas, shredded lettuce and lime wedges on the side.