Chicken Posole Verde
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and diced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 (15 ounce) can white hominy, drained and rinsed
- 1 (12 ounce) can diced green chiles
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
- cilantro leaves, to taste
- Heat oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and poblano pepper in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes; add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
- Pour chicken stock into the pot; add chicken, hominy, chiles, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper; stir.
- Bring liquid to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes, more.
- Divide posole into bowls; top with avocado, radishes, and cilantro to serve.
Feel free to mix and match toppings. Try fried tortilla strips or chips, chopped white onion or a sprinkle of cotija or grated mild cheddar cheese. You could also stir in a can of black beans for fiber, or 2 cups of frozen or fresh corn kernels.
What others are saying
Santana Williams says:
I decided to use pulled pork (even though it's not the lighter version). I loved the creamy hominy! I added extra cumin and garlic, and it really made the flavor boom. This is my idea of a comfort food soup!
Alex Cabral says:
I made this recipe using pork shoulder instead of chicken. I also added jalapeños and serrano peppers for more heat. Next time I want to try making this recipe in my pressure cooker. It was delicious!
Becca Dielio says:
Super tasty and easy to make
Sam Dalton says:
This is my favorite chicken posole recipe. I love all of the classic ingredients like rashes, lime, and cilantro. This was such a quick recipe, too, which is always a plus. This is perfect with cotija cheese crumbled on top as well.
Laura Griffin says:
I made this classic chicken posole soup and it was really quick and easy to make. The radishes and hominy gives it a great crunch, the chicken was super tender, and the overall flavor was delicious. This is now one of my favorite chicken soup recipes!