Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hominy, Chicken and Kale Stew

We were supposed to have ramen for dinner last night, but I had the oddest craving for hominy and southwestern flavors. Luckily, we had dried hominy in the pantry so this was a cinch to throw together with stuff we had on hand.
Hominy, Chicken and Kale Stew
This was so hearty and satisfying, exactly what I was craving. I love the texture that the hominy brings to stew, that little bit of chew. The seasonings give it a smoky flavor with just a touch of heat.  The kale adds some green vegetable in the middle of winter.

I cooked this on the stove making it a one dish meal. You could also do it in a crock pot, but I would sauté the vegetables first.
Hominy, Chicken and Kale Stew
Hominy, Chicken and Kale Stew

1/2 T olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
5 scallions, sliced, white and green sections separated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T tomato paste
1/2 c dried hominy
2 c chicken stock
14 oz diced or crushed tomatoes
1/4 t cayenne
1/4 t smoked paprika
1/8 t cumin
1/4 t chipotle
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper
4 oz blanched chopped kale
1 c cooked chopped chicken

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the carrot, celery and white parts of the scallion. Sauté until starting to get tender. Add the garlic and sauté a minute more. Stir in the tomato paste, hominy, stock, tomatoes and spices. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer for about 4 hours. The hominy should be tender but still al dente.

Add the kale and chicken, increase heat to medium. Cook with the cover off for 15 minutes. Serve topped with green parts of the scallion.

Makes 2 - 3 servings.

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7 comments:

Dining Alone said...

I've never had hominy and didn't even realize it came dried. It looks delicious, I will have to keep an eye out or it

kat said...

Dining Alone - We buy it dried from Rancho Gordo but I think most stores sell it canned. If you used canned you could cook this up in like an hour but I'd reduce the stock or it'll be more soup than stew.

Ben said...

Hmmm hominy! I love the way you made this stew, kinda like a healthier version of pozole, hehe.

grace said...

how marvelous to see hominy used in something besides posole! my grandpa makes gallons and gallons of the stuff every year and we never know what to do with it all!

Chris and Amy said...

Sounds like a delicous and hearty meal!

Steff @ The Kitchen Trials said...

This looks and sounds so good. I may have to make something very similar. No kale on hand tonight, but I do have broccoli. Or maybe some poblanos... Oh! The possibilities.

João Silva said...

It looks delicious!!!
Congratulations!!1
see you!

João Silva

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