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Gluten-Free Mexican Chicken Posole

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Super Yummy and Easy on the Budget!

When I married my husband I inherited an amazing extended family.  My Mother-in-Law is from Mexico and my Father-in-Law is from Nicaragua.  Before my husband and I moved from where he grew up in San Diego, I had a “Latin style” cooking session with my M-i-L (Paquita).  She expresses her love through her food, and it’s tasty love!  She wanted to send me off with a few staples from her heritage and, perhaps secretly, make sure her son wouldn’t stray too far from his Latino roots 🙂

Whenever she visits I try to conquer another one of her endless recipes.  The funny thing though, when you become a chef of her caliber, you don’t know how much of this or that goes into each dish…you just toss, taste, a pinch more of this, a dash more of that, a half palm-full of this…you get the point.  Makes converting to an actual recipe a little more difficult.  But alas, one of my favorite dishes that she cooks is her Posole or Pozole (traditionally it is made with Carnitas-shredded fried pork).  Because chicken is less expensive and more easily accessible, I often go the chicken route.  Here is a little taste of Mexico in a bowl…Enjoy!  I sometimes double this recipe and freeze the other half.  This soup is good morning, noon and night…especially when you need to warm up your inners!

Gluten-Free Mexican Chicken Posole

Ingredients:   Makes about 5+ quarts

10 cups chicken stock

2 28 oz cans of hominy (gold or white will do)

1 28 oz can green enchilada sauce

1 28 oz can red enchilada sauce 

3/4 Tbsp Menudo spice mix (a Mexican spice blend of chili flakes, garlic, oregano and other spices)

1/2 Tbsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped

1 lb shredded chicken breast (about 2 large breasts)

This soup is very low in carbs and has approximately 8-10 carbohydrates per 1 cup!

What makes this soup a meal is the fixings!!  These are what we like to use, but get creative!

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Avacodos, Cabbage (red or green), Tomatoes, Lime wedges, Onions, more Cilantro, Salsa, and GF Corn Tortillas to dip!!

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