This is what we traditionally eat on Christmas...along with tamales and whole lotta of other goodness, but I also eat this year round. I think when I was a kid my grandma always made menudo which is another Mexican-style soup very similar to posole except the meat is different. I would eat at least 2-3 bowls of it, but now I just stick to chicken posole. I won't go into what the meat in menudo is because posole is such a delicious soup and if you have never tried it I don't want to send you running. Posole is traditionally made with pork, but we like it with chicken...except for my younger brother...the serious meat eater. HA! This would probably be yummy even without any meat. I have never tried it, but this soup is worth the try.
Anyways, there are several ways to make this soup, but I have found my favorite to be Martha Stewart's recipe. I know, very strange, but it's good...I promise. Nothing against Martha, she just isn't Mexican...that I know of. I love my mom's chicken posole but even after trying her recipe several times, mine never tastes as yummy as hers. So here it is:
CHICKEN POSOLE (Martha style)