Thursday, December 8, 2011
Spicy Chicken Posole Soup
This soup "happened" out of sheer laziness on my part. It's because I didn't feel like going to the store for a few items. I'd rather stand in my pantry and make do with what's on hand. These have proven to be some of my best meals, and surprises!
I admit I do have a well stocked pantry, sometimes lacking certain items, but never key ingredients. I always have items I can quickly turn into soup. This week, and every week since August (diet plan months) I've stocked up on precooked chicken breast and it came in handy for my soup. You can throw this spicy soup together in a matter of minutes, but it's even better the next day.
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped or sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
15 oz. can of black beans (rinse well) You can also mash about 1/3 of the beans before adding.
1 chipotle chili in adobe sauce, minced
2 tomatoes, canned or fresh peeled and chopped
4 cups of chicken broth
1 chicken breast, precooked and shredded
1 15 oz. can of hominy (rinsed well)
large handful of chopped cilantro
dash of sea salt
tortilla chips for garnish (optional)
queso fresco cheese crumbled for garnish (optional)
In a large stockpot saute the onion in oil until soft, add garlic, and throw in the rest of the ingredients except garnishes. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for about 1/2 hour or less. You can easily cool and refrigerate for the next day or make it in the morning to serve for diner. It's better "leftover", I think. You be the judge and let me know ! Love to hear from you...Ole!