Chicken pozole verde with tomatillos and green chiles
Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean, Mediterranean
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 dry-roasted pumpkin seeds
If making this dish for four people, cook the chicken in two batches, adding more oil to the pan between batches if needed.
Make It Ahead
The pozole (Steps 1 through 3, minus finely chopping the onion garnish) 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, as you finely chop the onion and prepare the remaining garnishes (Step 4).
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).
Calories: 490, Protein: 32g (64% DV), Fiber: 7g (28% DV), Total Fat: 28g (43% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 130mg (43% DV), Sodium: 450mg (19% DV), Carbohydrates: 31g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 7g, 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.