Crockpot Chicken Posole
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 1 ½ lbs skinless chicken thighs/breast (bone in or boneless)*
  • ½ red onion, diced (or yellow)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (7 oz.) can diced green chiles (like Old El Paso)
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 (29 oz.) can white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • For spicier version add:
  • 1 poblano chile, diced
  • Garnishes: sliced avocado, queso fresco or cojita cheese, sliced radishes, lime wedges, cilantro, sliced cabbage
Instructions
Crockpot Cooking method:
  1. Combine broth, chicken, onion, garlic, green chilis, cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, hominy and poblano chile (if using) in a 5 qt. crockpot/slow-cooker on high for 4 hours (or low for 6 hours).
  2. Before serving remove chicken from crockpot with tongs or a slotted spoon. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Using two forks shred the chicken. Add back to the crockpot to warm up the chicken. Serve in bowls and top with desired garnishes.
Stove-top Cooking method:
  1. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a dutch-oven or stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook (stirring occasionally)until tender (about 5 min.) Add broth, chicken, garlic, green chiles, cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, hominy and poblano chile (if using). Cook until chicken is cooked through (about 10-12 min.) Once chicken is cooked remove from the pot with tongs or a slotted spoon. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Using two forks shred the chicken. Add back to the dutch-oven to warm up the chicken. Serve in bowls and top with desired garnishes.
Notes
* For crockpot version- I suggest using bone-in (skinless) chicken. Either bone-in breast or thighs. Both are easy to shred and in my opinion the chicken stays more tender when cooked on the bone for longer cook times .

For stove-top version-I suggest using boneless (& skinless) chicken breast or thighs. Recipe has instructions for shredding chicken. If you prefer you can cut the chicken into cubes and add cubed chicken when you add the broth and other ingredients.
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/crockpot-chicken-posole/