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Chicken Butternut Squash Posole

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is quick to put together and smells great while cooking! You can have fun with different types of salsas to add different flavor profiles! Cheese, green onions, and cilantro can be used as garnish, if desired."
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8 h 15 m servings 327
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine chicken, butternut squash, red beans, hominy, chicken broth, salsa, beer, and Mexican oregano in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low for 7 1/2 hours (or on High for 3 1/2 hours). Stir cream into soup and continue cooking for 30 minutes more.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Can omit chicken and use veggie broth for a vegetarian version.
  • Pinto beans, black beans, or a mixture of beans can be used in place of red beans.
  • Sweet potatoes can be substituted for the butternut squash.
  • Regular oregano can be used in place of the Mexican oregano.
  • I use dark beer, but any variety will do.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 8.5 41.7 21.3 54 913 Full nutrition

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As the recipe is written, it is a nice but rather bland soup. I used a roasted garlic salsa that I really like but it didn't add nearly enough spice to the soup. I have never had a posole that d...

Overall this was a tasty dish, however it was a tad bland. I added chili powder, garlic salt, half a chopped onion, and used chicken thighs to add more flavor.