Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew Recipe

Day 53.

Chicken Posole Stew..."chicken," yummy spices and veggies. What's not to like? I love Mexican Tuesday. :) I served ours with homemade bread. I ended up throwing the cubed bread into the soup for our toddler because I got a little heavy-handed with the cayenne.

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew
serves 4 – 6
Adapted from Chicken Posole
For the stew:
4 C "chicken"
2 (15 ounce) cans golden hominy, rinsed and drained (I didn't get to the store, so I subbed corn)
3 C vegetable stock
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
3 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
3 scallions, both green and white parts, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. light ancho chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. Mexican oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt, or to taste (I left it out)
½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Optional toppings:
Chopped cilantro
Queso Fresco or other good quality Mexican cheese (montery jack would work)
Shredded radishes (Use the large holes on your box grater)
Sour cream
Gluten-Free Tortilla chips

Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Put remaining ingredients in and stir to mix in spices.

Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours, or until carrots are cooked through and tender.

Serve with toppings if desired.

The Results
Oh my goodness. Why have I never had this before? So delicious and spicy (I added a little extra cayenne). This would be a vegan recipe, except for the fact that I used Quorn tenders (which have egg whites in them). I really liked the dish a lot. It's one of those things I've heard of before and never had (due to it's real chicken component). Love it.

Like Taco Tuesdays, but don't care for this recipe? Check out more Taco Tuesday recipes. What's your favorite Mexican-themed meal? 

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  1. This sounds really tasty. I've never made posole before. My go-to has always been vegan tortilla soup.

    It's going on my menu plan for next week. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. I love Mexican night at our house also. I love the spices in this dish. I have tried beef quorn but never the chicken - it was really very good, I take it the chicken tastes good also ;o). Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  3. This is a really interesting take in of Pozole. Looking at the ingredients I bet it was delicious as you comment. Soups with some spice is always good. :)

  4. healthyslowcooking ~ It's so good, let us know how it goes if you try it!

    Christy ~ The chicken is great, but not on its own. I think it needs spicy/creamy sauce or broth to make it yummy. But then again, so does tofu.

    Mexico in my kitchen ~ It really is tasty. It's nowhere near traditional, of course, but I really liked it.