Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde | Grandbaby Cakes

Chicken Pozole Verde Recipe

Traditional Mexican Chicken pozole verde made with comforting hominy, spicy peppers, delicious chicken and so much love.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, comfort food, traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 402 kcal
Author Lightly adapted from


  • 2 tomatillos husked and halved
  • 1 half medium onion quartered
  • 1 poblano chile cored, seeded and quartered
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves smashed
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock separated
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cooked boneless chicken breasts shredded
  • 30 ounces white hominy, drained 2 cans
  • Garnish: avocado, lime wedges, radishes and cilantro


  1. In a food processor or high duty blender, add tomatillos, onion, both chiles, garlic, and cilantro and pulse/blend until everything is completely smooth with no chunks.
  2. Add oil to a medium sized pot over medium heat. Pour green puree in pot along with 1 cup of chicken stock. Whisk together and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Allow puree to cook, occasionally stirring, until it turns a darker green color. This can take up to 15 minutes.
  4. While puree cooks, add remaining chicken stock and water to a larger pot over medium heat.
  5. Once puree is dark green, whisk it into the liquid in the larger pot.
  6. Next add shredded chicken breasts and drained hominy and stir together until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook soup over medium heat until heated throughout then serve.
  8. Garnish pozole with traditional toppings like avocado, lime wedges, radishes and cilantro if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pozole Verde Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 1102mg 46%
Potassium 557mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Vitamin C 37.5%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.