Green Pozole with Chicken

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Green Pozole with Chicken

Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde

During the holidays we like to eat festive foods that will also keep us warm and toasty during the colder months. We like things that do double duty AND nothing is more festive than Pozole. This stew is either red or green! Perfect for this time of year.

Green Pozole with Chicken

Green Pozole with Chicken (Pozole Verde De Pollo) is a traditional Mexican stew that is typically made with pork and dried hominy. To make things easier many people use chicken and canned hominy which is what I did. I often have to take the easiest route with my hectic schedule.

The one thing about Pozole whether you make the red (Rojo) or green (Verde) versions they both include a lot of spice. The Verde version I made has jalapenos and poblano chilies. Both of these chile peppers can vary in heat level just depending one which one you get. Take each bite with caution. They can surprise you out of know where BUT you WILL be nice and warm! It’s worth it I think.


To help prevent that lovely burning in the chest feeling known as heartburn I plan ahead. Typically, with the holidays you have a pretty good idea of what you’ll be eating at certain functions. If I know I will be eating something spicy in the near future I run to my local Walgreens and buy Nexium® 24HR Capsules 42ct. It totally helps keep that frequent heartburn at bay with just one pill a day.


Nexium® 24HR Capsules may take 1 to 4 days for full effect so be prepared. I know I plan on savoring all those delicious and SPICY holiday foods! Do you?

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Green Pozole with Chicken

Green Pozole with Chicken or Pozole Verde De Pollo is a traditional Mexican stew featuring salsa verde, chicken, and hominy.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 5 chicken breast halves with bone and skin
  • 1 lb tomatillos husked; quartered
  • 1 onion chopped into large chunks
  • 2 poblano chiles cored, seeded, and chopped into large pieces
  • 2 jalapenos seeded
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 46.5 oz canned hominy drained


  1. In a large soup pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add chicken, skin side down. Reduced heat to low and simmer, covered for 30-40 or until chicken is cooked. Transfer chicken to a bowl and let cool. Shred by hand into bite size pieces. Reserve chicken broth in the pot.
  2. In a blender, add 1 cup of reserved chicken broth, spices, cilantro, garlic, onion, tomatillos, poblanos, and jalapenos. Puree the salsa verde until smooth.
  3. In a deep saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the salsa verde and continue to cook until the color deepens; 12-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Pour the salsa verde into the reserved chicken broth. Add in hominy and shredded chicken. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer. Serve and enjoy!

Disclosure: Nexium® 24HR Capsules may take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.

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  1. Heather (Brie Brie Blooms) says:

    Yum! I’ve never made homemade pozole but this recipe look fabulous (and something I could totally do in my kitchen)! #client

  2. momknowsbest15 says:

    This is similar to our posole that we have for Christmas in New Mexico. Ours is made with red chile.

  3. It looks so delicious! My husband would love it.

  4. I’ve never heard of Pozole before! This sounds so yummy, especially for the colder seasons

    • I’m surprised you’ve never heard of it before! I hope you will try it! I think you’ll love it!

  5. My mom always ask me to have a sip of her chicken soup specially made with her tender loving care and I already felt good afterwards. When I was a just a little girl, I thought there was a magic on that soup bowl that makes me feel good always but now I know that the nutrients from chicken soup may help you to clear nasal congestion and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms. By now I just wanted to make this Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde and ask my mom to finish a bowl of this soup that comes with a lot of nutritious ingredients.

    • Isn’t that amazing how certain feelings are connected to specific things in our life due to prior experiences we’ve had? I hope you enjoy the soup!

  6. This chicken looks totally amazing! I need to make this recipe ASAP

  7. eccentricyethappy says:

    Definitely will try this meal next week. I’ve been craving for chicken recently. Is that spicy?

    • Yes, it has some spice to i however, it’s not a ton, just a bit. It should be ok for those who can’t do much spice.

  8. Ooh Mexican chicken? That sounds lush! I have never had green pozole either but looks good !

  9. That looks tasty! Never tried anything like that before. Nexium is probably one of the few heartburn medicines I have not had my husband try. I will have to grab that the next time I am in the store. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    That looks great! The dish is perfect for warming you up during winter. I love the flavors as well!

  11. Traveling Well For Less says:

    I don’t like guacamole (yet I live in California :), but my husband and boys do. They would love this recipe.

  12. Can we say yum to the Pozole. I’ve had it once in my life and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I didn’t have it with chicken, but i think that’s the next step.

    • If you loved it without chicken you will be head over heels with the chicken added in. It adds such great flavor to it.

  13. Oh yum, this looks so delicious! I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind for the future!

  14. This recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing. We also use Nexium for heartburn. It helps a lot. I love the 24HR release so it works all day long.

    • Yes! My dad enjoys it because then he doesn’t have to remember to take more than one in a day.

  15. I have never heard of this before!!! We love chicken dishes adding this to our to try list and pinning, I know I have to have Nexium, it’s a total life saver for me with heartburn.

    • I’m glad Nexium works so well for you! Let me know if and when you try the soup, would love your feedback!

  16. wow this looks great. i have actually never heard of pozole chicken. it looks great.

  17. Sounds like a yummy recipe, I bet my hubby would surely love this! I would love to give it a try thanks for the recipe.

  18. I have never even heard of this recipe before but it looks amazing. I am going to have to give it a try.

  19. This looks really interesting. I bet it tastes even better than it looks too!

  20. I love pozole, but I haven’t made one yet. Maybe I’ll start with this recipe. It looks amazing.

  21. I’ve got a pot simmering this very minute, Krystle. I usually make the red with pork but I’ve wanted to try the verde. Letcha know how it turns out! ❤

    • Oh my goodness, the verde style is my favorite but so are the red. Let me know how it turned out!

  22. Im always looking for new chicken recipes. This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it.

    • We love chicken recipes around here as well. Come back if you try it and let us know how you liked it!

  23. Christina Graham says:

    I love posole. This is exactly the recipe I have been looking for for a green version. I am going to try and adapt it for the Instant Pot.

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