This easy-to-make chicken and hominy soup is one of many great Mexican Christmas traditions, or simply delicious whenever you want to eat something warm and comforting. It's garnished with thinly sliced radishes, shredded lettuce, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges, which diners add to the soup as they please.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and cook until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 20 minutes. Remove from skillet, drain, and cool. When completely cooled, shred chicken with a fork.

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  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until soft and transparent, about 5 minutes. Return shredded chicken to the skillet. Stir in the chicken broth, water, oregano, salt, and chili powder. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook about 90 minutes. Stir in the hominy and cook until tender, about 15 minutes more. Taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt and chili powder, if desired. Serve in soup bowls with1 tostada shell per serving. Garnish as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

226 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 697 mg sodium. 18 g carbohydrates; 24.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
This was great! Tastes just like the homemade Pozole my Mexican friends make! I cubed and browned 2lbs of chicken. Then in large pot browned 1 large onion and 3 cloves of garlic - added chicken water chicken broth 2 Tbsp chile powder dash of salt and oregano and left it cook for about 80 min. Then added hominy and cilantro. Served with lime radishes tostadas. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2012
didn't like the strong chili powder taste Read More
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197 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 151
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
This was great! Tastes just like the homemade Pozole my Mexican friends make! I cubed and browned 2lbs of chicken. Then in large pot browned 1 large onion and 3 cloves of garlic - added chicken water chicken broth 2 Tbsp chile powder dash of salt and oregano and left it cook for about 80 min. Then added hominy and cilantro. Served with lime radishes tostadas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
This was great! Tastes just like the homemade Pozole my Mexican friends make! I cubed and browned 2lbs of chicken. Then in large pot browned 1 large onion and 3 cloves of garlic - added chicken water chicken broth 2 Tbsp chile powder dash of salt and oregano and left it cook for about 80 min. Then added hominy and cilantro. Served with lime radishes tostadas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
Yum yum yum yum yum! This was great. Instead of cooking the chicken I used a store bought roasted chicken and took the skin off. I didn't have enough but it still turned out fine. The only other modifications I did were to cut back to 1T of oil use Mexican oregano instead of regular and I only used about 3T of chili pepper because we don't like really spicy food. This amount was perfect for us. The broth tasted just like restaurant Posole...the only difference was the chicken instead of pork but that was just as good or even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
I have been looking for a long time for an easy posole recipe. This is it!! My husband is Mexican and when I go to his families house they use other kinds of meat and I didn't want to have to go through the hassle like they did. My husband came home from work and I served this with some radishes lime and little raw cabbage for toppings. He loved it!! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
I made this the other day and it was good. It was lacking a little taste so I added a can of enchilada sauce. WOW what a difference! My husband LOVED IT! I garnished it with onion shredded cabbage and lime juice added a little hot sauce and it was almost as good as my mami's posole. I will make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
Great recipes this is similar to what my mexican mother has been making for years except she makes her with beef. I doubled up on the hominy and chili powder as we like things a little spicier. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
I first had Posole in Mexico on a missions trip. I use cumin and cilantro. Have chopped cilantro chopped green onion tops and other condiments when serving to add various flavors. This is my favorite winter soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
I made this recipe for my very picky husband and he loved it! His family is from Mexico and so when I cook Mexican food it is always compared to theirs however this is a recipe he actually talked to his mom about! YES! FINALLY! SOMETHING HE LIKES! If you are a Posole fan this recipe is for you. It's simple and it still turns out to taste authentic! I brought left overs into work the next day and my co-workers loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2011
Mexican comfort food! My family's recipe is slightly different: 1) use pork tenderloin brown it the pot along with garlic and onion. 2) Add chicken broth (reduced to 1 cup) and use 3-4 cups of salsa verde (home-made or Herdez). 3) Skip chili powder and add finely chopped cilantro 4) let simmer for 1-2 hours until meat is tender then remove from pot and shred with a fork. 5) return the meat to the pot add hominy. 6) simmer for another 15 minutes at least. Serve with shredded cabbage lime wedges and sliced radishes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
Ever since I came back from Acapulco I have been looking for an easy basic pozole recipe and I think this is it! I added an extra clove or two of garlic and added a couple extra dashes of salt. Other than that it was AWESOME! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2012
didn't like the strong chili powder taste Read More
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