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Chicken Posole

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On October 2, 2009 @ 5:54 pm In chicken,Dairy Free,Garden,Gluten Free,Recipes,Soup | 10 Comments

I ran across this recipe in Real Simple. I don’t make many of the recipes in the magazine because they often have more expensive ingredients and they would cost more than $5 for the meal…but when I ran across this recipe [3]…I knew it could be done for under $5…

And YUMMM-EEEEE!!!

…and I think there is just enough leftover that the Hubs and I don’t have to fight over it for tomorrow’s lunch! Yes, I would fight him for this one…it was that good!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced ($.15)
4 cups homemade chicken broth [4] (free)
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes ($.59)
1 hot chili pepper, thinly sliced (free from the garden)
2 cups shredded chicken meat [5]($1.50) Use shredded chicken from $.88/lb whole chicken
1 15-ounce can hominy, rinsed ($.99)
2 tsp lime juice ($.10)
Salt/Pepper, to taste
2 mini French loaves ($.20) Bought 8 mini loaves for $.79 on Manager’s Special…omit if GF.
Butter and jam ($.25)
2 broccoli heads ($.40) Bought a ton when on sale for $.79 [6], blanched and froze!

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, add olive oil and sliced onion and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until turns opaque.
2. Add the broth, tomatoes, and chili and bring to a boil. Stir in the chicken, hominy and lime juice and simmer until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Slice and toast French bread. Serve with butter and jam.
4. Reheat broccoli in saucepan with 1/2 cup of water for 5-7 minutes.
5. Serve Chicken Posole with Broccoli and French Bread.

Cost $4.28

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