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Chicken Pozole Verde Is Serious Tex-Mex Comfort Food

Marye Audet
Pozole, or posole, is a Southwestern style chicken soup full of chicken, peppers, and hominy in a garlicky, spicy broth. You can make it in minutes on top of the stove or add all of the ingredients except the garnish to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. If you can't find Cojita cheese Feta, although saltier, is a good substitute.
Course Soup
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 large poblano pepper cored and diced
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers sliced thinly in rounds (be sure to remove seeds)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 4-ounce cans diced green chiles
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 14-ounce cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: diced avocado lime wedges, chopped cilantro, crumbled cotija cheese


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and poblano.
  • Saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent, stirring once in awhile.
  • Add the garlic and saute for an additional minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the diced green chiles, jalapeños, chicken stock, hominy, chicken, cumin and salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Garnish with toppings of choice, squeezing a little lime juice into each bowl.


Serving: 1gCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 26.7gProtein: 23.5gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1315mgFiber: 3.9gSugar: 6.2g
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