Chicken Pozole Verde + Farberware Cookware Giveaway

The Christmas season is here — let’s celebrate with a comforting Mexican soup like pozole verde. There are many variations of pozole – red, green, white, chicken, beef, or pork – just to name a few.

Not to be mistaken with my pozole rojo made with pork, this pozole verde is made with chicken that is slow simmered in salsa verde. Pozole rojo, on the other hand, is made with red chile sauce to give it its distinct color.

This shredded chicken and hominy-based Mexican stew is slow simmered in a salsa verde made with tomatillos, cilantro, and jalapeños giving this soup a beautiful green hue, and the pumpkin seeds add a nutty flavor and creamy texture.

Ladle pozole into a soup bowl and garnish with your toppings of choice. A few of my favorites are lime wedges, cilantro, and thinly sliced jalapeños and radishes. Serve with a side of tostadas.

In this blog post I’m not only sharing this delicious pozole verde recipe, but I also have an exciting giveaway for you.

GIVEAWAY

I have partnered with my amigos over at Farberware to host this fabulous giveaway. How would you like to win a caldero by Farberware just like the one this pozole was cooked in? Well, you are in luck because I’m giving away a 13-piece Farberware Buena Cocina set and a “Muy Bueno” cookbook!

Farberware Buena Cocina cookware makes preparing and sharing favorite meals and family recipes fresh and easy. The 13-piece cookware set, includes nylon cooking tools so cooking can start right away! And the winner will have a choice of red, black, or stainless steel.

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Entries must be posted by December 21, and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Chicken Pozole Verde

This shredded chicken and hominy-based Mexican stew is slow simmered with a salsa verde made with tomatillos, cilantro, and jalapeños giving this soup a beautiful green hue, and the pumpkin seeds add a nutty flavor and creamy texture.

Ingredients:

Salsa Verde:

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños or serrano chile peppers, stemmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • Handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup pepitas, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Soup:

  • 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1 small white onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (29-ounce) cans Mexican style hominy, drained

Garnishes:

  • Diced avocado
  • Lime wedges
  • Diced onion
  • Sliced radishes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Mexican Oregano
  • Crema Mexicana
  • Toasted bolillos
  • Tostadas

Directions:

Salsa Verde:

  1. In a large saucepan cook tomatillos, onion, jalapeño, and garlic in a large amount of boiling water about 8 minutes or until tomatillos turn light green. Drain liquid.
  2. In a blender combine the tomatillo, onion, peppers, garlic, cilantro, pepitas, and salt. Cover and blend until smooth.

Soup:

  1. In a 6-quart caldero place broth, water, chicken, onion, garlic, and salt and bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium-low for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Shred the chicken into small pieces.
  3. In a blender combine 1 cup of the cooked chicken broth with onions and garlic and blend. Reserve the remaining broth.
  4. Add the shredded chicken, blended broth, salsa verde, and hominy to the caldero with reserved broth. Partially cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. If necessary, season with salt.
  5. Spoon pozole into soup bowls. Let your guests add the garnishes to suit their own taste. Serve with tostadas.

I’d love to see what you cook!

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A special thanks to Farberware Cookware for sponsoring this blog post. Opinions are my own.