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Green Pozole with Chicken

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 Main Dish, Dinner, Lunch
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!