Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Slow Cooker Chicken Posole


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

It's no secret that I ♥ my Crock Pot. I love the versatility of how I can cook a roast, a whole chicken, stews, oatmeal, apple butter and a variety of different soups.

Actually most of the soup recipes I make are prepared in my crock pot. When I was thumbing through one of my Woman's Day Magazines I came across this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Posole.

What is Posole you ask? Well it is a Mexican inspired soup made with hominy, chicken or pork, chilies and seasonings. In this case chicken was used. I was really excited to try this recipe.

I have wanted to make posole for quite some time, but just haven't gotten around to it. This slow cooker recipe was perfect for my first attempt.

A couple weeks back we got slammed with some pretty cold weather here in North Texas. Were not used to that kind of weather so it was cold to say the least. I thought soup would be the perfect meal to warm everyone up.

This recipe was really easy and straight forward. Just toss everything in the slow cooker and let it do it's magic. Don't you just love those kinds of recipes? I know I do. This soup had a great flavor and was packed full of chicken, carrots, hominy and a nice tasty broth.

When I make authentic Mexican soups or stews I always serve hot flour tortillas on the side. In my opinion it really rounds off the meal perfectly. Now I don't serve just any store bought flour tortilla, but homemade instead.

Why use store bought when flour tortillas from scratch taste so much better. Stay tuned because I will be posting my Homemade Flour Tortilla recipe on my next post.

My next attempt at Posole will be a traditional pork based posole with (guajillo) chili's. My bloggy friend Lori or at My Wooden Spoon has an awesome recipe that I can't wait to try.






Slow Cooker Chicken Posole
 
Ingredients:
1 - 15 oz cans white or yellow hominy, drained
1 - 14.5 oz can Mexican style diced tomatoes or one can Rotel
1 - 14 oz can chicken broth
1 - 10 oz can mild green enchilada sauce
2 - carrots, diced
1 - medium onion, chopped
2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 - tsp cumin
1 - teaspoon mexican or regular oregano
5 - 6 chicken thighs (1 1/2 lbs) skin removed
chopped cilantro, lime wedges, sliced radishes and tortilla tortilla chips (optional)

Directions: 
Combine hominy, tomatoes, chicken broth, enchilada sauce, carrots, onion, garlic, oregano and cumin in 4 quart slow cooker.

Add chicken and stir to combine. Cover on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours until chicken is cooked through and vegetable are tender. Skim and discard any fat from the surface.

 Remove chicken; pull meat off the bones into large shreds. Stir back into slow cooker. Stir in cilantro, if using. Ladle into bowls and serve with lime wedges, sliced radishes and tortilla chips.

*If you love hominy use two cans.
 




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12 comments:

Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty said... #

Mmmm, that is my kind of soup! Thanks for sharing...

mr. pineapple man said... #

that looks so delicious!!!

ann said... #

Tina, that soup looks fantastic!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said... #

I know this is good, because I made almost the same exact recipe in my crockpot a few weeks ago, yummy!!!

Here is my version if you don't mind me sharing:
http://www.newlyweds-blog.com/2011/01/18/crock-pot-chicken-posole/

Lynell said... #

I haven't had hominy in years,hmmm, I think I just might have to go get some.... Thanks for the recipe... sound really good.

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said... #

I love the look and sound of this soup. Seems so simple to make and healthy too! Thanks for sharing.

Kaneez Bano said... #

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Lynette said... #

Oh yum! I love Posole. I think my kids would love it also. Thanks for sharing!

Grandma Honey said... #

I am making this today...but I have a question. I notice there is no salt in this recipe. Do you just add some to taste, or does it not need any? I am not good at figuring out salt so that's why I'm asking.

Tina Butler said... #

There wasn't any salt listed in the original recipe. I didn't add any.

Grandma Honey said... #

I made this tonight and we LOVED it! Definitely will make it again. I also had chips, avocado, and cilantro to add at the table. A winning recipe. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said... #

omg!this soup is killer! A friend made it for me when I had major surgery. It is one of the best soups I have ever had and I am considered a pretty good cook. So BRAVO to you my dear. I am pinning it for you. Keep up the good work, I can see you have put a bunch of work into your site. Peg