I love posole of all kinds and this is a perfect example of how creative you can get with different flavors. No cilantro? Try basil! No tomatillos? Use more lime juice at the end! Mombacho Café is my go-to spice blend when I want Latin American adobo flavors without the red chile flavor and color. If you use precooked rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, and canned hominy you can whip this up in under 30 minutes!
Step 1 -
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat
Step 2 -
Add onion, garlic and white part of scallion and sauté for about 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown
Step 3 -
Add Mombacho Café and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 4 -
Add the whole chicken and enough water to cover and bring to a simmer.
Step 5 -
Simmer chicken for about 45 minutes or until the meat begins to get tender.
Step 6 -
While the chicken is simmering, preheat oven to 425F
Step 7 -
Roast tomatillos and chiles until black in parts, about 20-30 minutes.
Step 8 -
Put the chiles in a bowl and cover to steam which will allow the skin to be removed easily.
Step 9 -
While the chiles are steaming, remove chicken from the broth, reserving the broth, and shred the meat from the bones, discard the bones.
Step 10 -
Chop the tomatillos and chiles very fine and add to the broth.
Step 11 -
Reduce the broth by simmering until very flavorful and rich, about 15-20 minutes.
Step 12 -
Season the broth with salt, add 1/2 cup of broth in a blender with cilantro and the green parts of scallions and puree until smooth.
Step 13 -
Add chicken and hominy to the broth and bring to a boil, turn off the heat and add the cilantro scallion puree.
Step 14 -
Season more if needed and serve each bowl with a squeeze of lime and some sliced cabbage or whatever garnishes you prefer.
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