Wednesday, April 3, 2013

chicken posole

We tried the Chicken Posole recipe from Everyday Food Light. We’ve made posole only once before when cooking through Fresh Flavour Fast and it used pork. I wasn’t entirely sure how chicken would translate, but it didn’t disappoint. I just love buying rotisserie chicken as a short cut and making use of it in recipes. I’m always very nervous about cooking chicken too long and drying it out. But it worked beautifully in this recipe because you basically add it at the last minute to reheat it. It was because of this short-cut that this recipe is extremely easy to prepare. Although it is a very delicious dinner, we found it a little on the spicy side. After reading that it called for 3 tablespoons of chili powder, we opted for 2 and that was well enough heat. To take the bite down a notch for Owen we added a large dollop of plain yogurt and it did the trick. He really enjoyed the hominy but was mistaking them for chickpeas. Since this is our second time eating posole, we both felt like it had been far too long without hominy. They are so hearty and have a great bite which is just another element that makes posole so delish! Another note about this recipe is how much food it yields. Luckily, this is the sort of meal that’s great for lunch or dinner, so we were OK with eating it over a few days.

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