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Mexican chicken pozole in a bowl with radishes, avocado, and lime on top.
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Chicken Pozole Verde Recipe

Traditional Mexican Chicken pozole verde made with comforting hominy, spicy peppers, delicious chicken and so much love.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 402kcal


  • 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 ½ 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Allow puree to cook, occasionally stirring, until it turns a darker green color. This can take up to 15 minutes.
  • While puree cooks, add remaining chicken stock and water to a larger pot over medium heat.
  • Once puree is dark green, whisk it into the liquid in the larger pot.
  • Next add shredded chicken breasts and drained hominy and stir together until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook soup over medium heat until heated throughout then serve.
  • Garnish pozole with traditional toppings like avocado, lime wedges, radishes and cilantro if desired.



  • Serve with garnishes! These are what make the soup even better.
  • Make a double batch. Save time later on by prepping an extra batch to save for a quick meal in the future.
  • Adjust the spiciness to your own tastes by adjusting the amount of jalapenos used in the soup.
  • Chicken time saver tip: Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and shred it!


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 30.9mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.9mg