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    Green Pozole With Chicken

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    tara portee's Note:

    I got this from Epicurious. I have made it several times and fall in love with it all over again each time. You can certainly use some shortcuts to reduce your time and effort. For example I have roasted a whole chicken the day before, used that meat and used canned chicken broth. I also like this using the pumpkin seeds without grinding them.

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    1. 1
      Cook chicken.
    2. 2
      Bring 8 cups water, bay leaf, half of onion, half of garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil, covered, in a 6 quart heavy pot, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add chicken and poach at a bare simmer, uncovered, skimming off any foam, until just cooked through, about 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Transfer chicken to a cutting board to cool.
    5. 5
      Pour broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids, and reserve.
    6. 6
      When chicken is cool enough to handle, coarsely shred with your fingers.
    7. 7
      Make sauce while chicken cools.
    8. 8
      Cook pumpkin seeds in a dry small skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally, until puffed but not browned (seeds will pop as they puff) 6 to 7 minutes.
    9. 9
      Transfer to a bowl to cool completely, then finely grind in coffee/spice grinder.
    10. 10
      Simmer tomatillos and remaining onion in remaining cup water in a 3-quart saucepan, covered, until tender, about 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Drain vegetables and puree in a blender with jalapenos, 1/4 cup cilantro, epazote, remaining garlic and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    12. 12
      Heat oil in a 4 to 5 quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then add puree. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes.
    13. 13
      Stir in pumpkin seeds and 1 cup reserved broth and simmer 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Stir in shredded chicken, hominy and 3 more cups reserved broth and simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes.
    15. 15
      Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cilantro and serve pozole in deeps bowls with accompaniments.

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Pozole With Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (855 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 516.2
    Calories from Fat 187
    Total Fat 20.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 188.8 mg
    Sodium 1474.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 6.9 g
    Protein 50.8 g

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