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Posole Pronto!

If you are lucky enough to be able to get your hands on some of this incredible salsa made in Austin, TX you have the ability to make a seriously quick posole.  It is sold at all Texas Costco locations, and the ingredient list is all real food.  I was able to come home from work and have this on the table in about 30 minutes.  Sophie was initally dubious--"what are those white things?" "hominy, it tastes like corn" "what kind of cheese is that?" "goat, you like it".  She finished her bowl without further complaint.  This made enough for a picky 12 year old, a hungry man who didn't get his pre-dinner snack because I forbade it, and me.

2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cubed

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup tomatillo salsa

1/2 poblano pepper cut into 1/4" dice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (14-15oz.) white hominy

olive oil

salt and pepper

1 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

sliced radish

Heat 2-3 TBS olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat.  Saute chicken til browned lightly, then add poblano and garlic and additional oil if necessary to prevent sticking.  Saute until fragrant.  Add chicken stock, hominy and bring to a simmer, continue to simmer until chicken is cooked completely ~15 minutes.  Add tomatillo salsa and heat through.

Garnish with cilantro, radish and goat cheese crumbles.

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