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Easy Chicken Pozole

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I had some extra corn from my masa experiments and decided to make pozole in the Mexican manner. In New Mexico and the Southwest, this means making a stew using prepared hominy, like we sell at Rancho Gordo. It Mexico, it means using canned or making nixtamal from dry, starchy corn by cooking it with CaL to remove the skins. Maiz_morado After all the masa making, I was feeling kind of lazy, so in a large clay pot, I plopped the treated corn, some skinned chicken thighs and legs, chile powder, onions, garlic, Mexican oregano and salt. I let this gently simmer for two hours and then shut the heat and went off to work. That evening, I heated it up again on very low and all I can say is wow. This would probably work well in a crock pot. The chicken was falling off the bone, which was a bit of a bother fishing out all the bones and cartlidge, but the flavor was worth the pain. Pozole There's almost nothing as wonderful as a bowl of pozole, with the hint of fat gently shimmering on top, followed by some chopped onion, cilantro, a splash of pineapple vinegar or lime juice and a cool beer on the side.


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