Quick & Easy Pozole

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Yes, summer soup might seem a bit silly, but let me make my argument:
It’s delicious. It’s delicious. It’s delicious.

Okay, if mere repetition doesn’t convince you, then I offer these three (perhaps more) salient points:

1. It’s practically no-cook and can be ready in 20 minutes. Maybe less if you’re quick.
2. It’s refreshing. Spritzed with fresh lime juice, this is practically a chicken margarita.
3. Food for days. For 20 minutes worth of work.

Are you convinced now?
Because I do have a few more arguments in my back pocket…

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Or I can just let all that delicious garnish speak for itself.
Avocado. Radish. Lime. Cilantro. Tostadas.
Get. in. my. mouth.

I would also like to mention that this soup made a believer out of my friend Dana who usually hates the stuff.
Sure she was on post-surgery painkillers and my captive prisoner lunch guest, but I’m pretty sure she actually
loved this pozole.

And while I’m in a confessional mood, I should probably mention that I stole this recipe from my unassuming boyfriend. Okay, okay, I might have asked nicely what all went in it, and he might have given me a vagueatbest list.

That’s the beauty of this recipe-
it’s pretty libertarian…

You like spicy? Awesome, chuck in some peppers. You’re veggie? Leave out the chicken. And the spices?
I’m pretty sure cumin is the only constant in our kitchen.

And while this recipe is comprised of what I would call wholesome convenience foods (rotisserie chicken, tomatillo salsa), feel free to start from scratch. It’ll just take a bit longer. In other words, please don’t eat raw chicken.

Regardless of how you make it (we do it differently nearly every time) this is quickly becoming one of my favorite weeknight dinners! And I wouldn’t feel the least bit bad serving up a vat of the stuff to some last-minute company either.

Summer soup,
it’s what’s for dinner.

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Fast & Easy Pozole
 
This recipe is fast, easy, and adaptable- feel free to change up the ingredients to suit your time constraints and taste!
Ingredients
For the Pozole:
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded/ripped in chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 1 large can hominy, drained + rinsed (29 oz)
  • 1 jar tomatillo salsa (12 oz)
  • 1 quart veggie or chicken stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chesapeake Bay (or Old Bay, or similar)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ Spike (or salt)
To Garnish:
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • radish
  • lime
  • tostadas
Instructions
  1. In a stock pot or dutch oven, saute onions until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and spices to onions and continue to saute until garlic is fragrant (1 minute)
  3. Add stock, salsa, hominy, and chicken and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or longer if you like.
  5. Enjoy your soup garnished with avocado, radish, cilantro and a healthy squeeze of lime!

10 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Pozole

  1. This sounds awesome! My husband hates a bunch of stuff in it – cilantro, avocado (what is wrong with him?!) but it might be a nice treat just for me. 😉

    1. Yes! Then is really will last you for DAYS @Shayla!
      Although, maybe he can eat it without the garnish? (it’s still yum)
      I’m lucky b/c we’re both pretty non-picky eaters… Generally if I put it on the table, it’s gone. 🙂

  2. I was about to tell you that they all just came from the regular old grocery store, but then I realized that was the regular old (american)(californian)grocery store. 🙂 Which ingredient do you think would be the hardest to find there?

  3. All for the summer soups–husband made Brunswick Stew last night and even though it was hot outside, it was still wonderful to sip on a filling soup!

    1. Ooh! What’s Brunswick Stew?? Never had it, but I LOVE me some soup in any weather and am always looking for new recipes!

  4. a) chicken margaritas made me laugh out loud and b) this looks delish! I’m all all-year-round soup eater, and our grocery sells rotisserie chicken already chopped, meaning this soup would seriously take a minute to put together- exactly the kind of weekday meal ideal I’m looking for!

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