Chicken Posole

This is one of my recipes from “Cooking Around the World~ Mexico”. I got the idea for this recipe from my good friend April, who lived in Guadalajara, Mexico on an exchange program. I wanted to use recipes for this class that were not the typical “tex-mex” flavour that we are all use to (tortilla, burrito, quesadilla, etc.).  So when she mentioned that Posole was one of her favourites, I had to investigate.

What I found out was that there is chicken posole and pork posole…most recipes slow cook the meat in the soup, but I wanted a faster (more convenient) way to whip up this delicious soup. I found that using chicken from a store bought BBQ chicken achieved the same taste, but in 1/2 time it would normally take to make it. I also used the bones from the chicken and made my own broth for the soup.

The soup seemed to be a hit with everyone last night. I barely had any left overs. Ross found that the Posole and the Pork & rice dish (that I will try and post tomorrow) both tasted like “chili”, but that is because chili powder is one of the main spices and is was quite dominant. But he seemed to like it and said I could make it again, so I feel that it passed the “Ross” test.

Hope you enjoy!

Chicken Posole   (PDF)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp VEGETABLE OIL, CANOLA
  • 1 onion ONION, RED, Large
  • 8 clove GARLIC, RAW
  • 1/3 cup TOMATO PASTE
  • 3 cups TOMATO, WHOLE, NO ADDED SALT, CANNED
  • 1 item Low Sodium Boullion Cube in 2 cups water (or homemade stock)
  • 3 cups CORN, NIBLETS, FROZEN
  • 12 oz Cooked chicken meat (shredded) from 1 roasted chicken, remove skin
  • 1 tsp Windsor Half Salt TM
  • 2 tsp CUMIN, GROUND
  • 2 tbsp CHILI POWDER
  • 1 tsp ANCHO CHILI POWDER
  • 1 tsp OREGANO, DRIED

DIRECTIONS
1. Sauté onion & garlic in canola oil.
2. Add 2 cups chicken broth, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, corn, chicken, salt and spices. Stir and simmer.
3. Garnish with cubed avocados, sliced radishes and tortilla chips.

Nutritional Info.

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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One Response to Chicken Posole

  1. raquel says:

    I should eat this with my hubby I know it is tasty…ohhh I am excited to make one. Thanks

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