Chicken pozole verde with tomatillos and green chiles
Gluten-Free, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, Soy-Free, Lean & Clean, Dairy-Free
Holy pozole! This clean eater's version of a Mexican classic is as healthy as it is delicious, relying on our custom tomatillo simmer sauce and an (optional) spicy jalapeño for big flavor.
In your bag
- 1 organic red onion
- 1 organic jalapeño or other fresh chile (optional)
- 1 cup cooked hominy
- Chicken options:
- 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
- Sun Basket tomatillo simmer sauce base (tomatillos - mild green chiles - onion - scallions - cilantro - pumpkin seeds - garlic - sesame seeds)
- 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
- 1 organic lime
- 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds
Make It Leaner
Skip the pumpkin seeds and you’ll drop 50 calories and 4.5 grams of fat from each serving. Stretch the dish into 3  servings and you’ll shed an additional 140 calories and 6 grams of fat from each portion.
Hominy is a popular ingredient in Mexico and the American South. The dried whole corn kernels are first soaked in an alkaline solution and then washed in a process called nixtamalization, which improves the nutritional value of the kernels. You might also know them from ground hominy (aka masa or maíz molido) or hominy grits ((maíz machacado).
Make It Ahead
The pozole (Steps 1 through 3) can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, gently rewarm the pozole, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water to thin the broth if needed, and prepare the garnishes (Step 4).
Calories: 480, Protein: 36g (72% DV), Fiber: 9g (36% DV), Total Fat: 25g (38% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g (20% DV), Cholesterol: 135mg (45% DV), Sodium: 650mg (27% DV), Carbohydrates: 34g (11% DV), Total Sugars: 8g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.
This recipe meets the American Diabetes Association Nutrition Guidlines