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Chicken Pozole Soup

Chicken Pozole Soup

179 Ratings
179 Ratings
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Chicken Pozole Soup
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This traditional Mexican soup has a deep flavor using a whole chicken. Hominy can be found in the canned food aisle of the grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken (whole, skinned and cut into pieces)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 2 cups canned hominy, white or yellow (2 - 15 ounce can, rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 6 lime wedges

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Put chicken pieces in a large pot and cover with the 8 cups of water. Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.
  3. Add the chopped onion, pepper, chili powder, tomato sauce, and oregano to simmering chicken.
  4. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked take the pieces out of the pot and remove most of the bones from the chicken and the pot.
  5. Return chicken to the pot.
  6. Add the rinsed hominy to the pot of chicken and simmer for another 45 minutes.
  7. Serve with lettuce and a wedge of lime.

Notes

To make even healthier, use tomato sauce with no added salt.

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Source:

Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Pictoral Recipes
Lynn Myers Steele, 2000
Oregon Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 427
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 665 mg
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 68 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 564 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 427
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7 g
Linoleic Acid 6 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.3 g
Omega 3 - EPA 13 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 66 mg
Cholesterol 95 mg
Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 26 g
Minerals
Calcium 68 mg
Potassium 564 mg
Sodium 665 mg
Copper 248 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 57 mg
Phosphorus 287 mg
Selenium 22 mcg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 167 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 0.4 mg
Vitamin C 5 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 21 mcg
Folate 26 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 10 mg
Choline 101 mg

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Please note: nutrient values are subject to change as data is updated

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 4 1/2 ounces

Write a review

Yummy and easy to make. Worked very well with my leftover holiday turkey, too!
02/21/11
Great taste, and easy to make. Caramelize onions first for best flavor.
12/27/07
AWESOME taste!
08/30/07
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