Instant Pot Chicken Posole Verde


You can have posole without having to stand over the stove for hours. Let your multi-functional pressure cooker do the work for you. Garnish with avocado slices, lime wedges, sliced radish, jalapeno slices, and/or tortilla strips.

close up view of Instant Pot Chicken Posole Verde in a bowl with a spoon, served with lime wedges
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and chopped

  • 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3 (15.5 ounce) cans white hominy, drained

  • 3 cups chicken broth


  1. Combine tomatillos, poblano pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic in a blender; blend until smooth. Set salsa verde aside.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add olive oil, chicken, onion, oregano, and cumin; cook for 5 minutes. Add salsa verde, hominy, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select Manual function according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Ladle posole into bowls.


Feel free to substitute pork for the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
16g Fat
37g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 997mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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