Instant Pot® Chicken Pozole

This is a great Instant Pot® chicken pozole. Could also sub rotisserie chicken to make it faster. Optional toppings: sour cream, avocado, lime wedges, jalapeño, shredded cabbage, radish, grated cheese.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or more to taste

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder, or to taste

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 3 cups Cooked hominy

  • 1 dried guajillo chile

  • 1 medium lime, juiced


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil and add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add green chilies and tomato paste. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, and ground chipotle. Add chicken, broth, and cooked hominy. If adding the dried guajillo chile, break in half and shake out the seeds. Either crumble/tear into small pieces or cut into small strips with kitchen scissors.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 14 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

  4. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Add lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings. Let sit on Warm setting until ready to serve.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to marinate the chicken prior to cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
15g Fat
19g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 2067mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 398mg 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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