Chicken Pozole Verde

Easy Green Chicken Pozole (Pozole Verde)

  • Author: Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Green Chicken Pozole (or Pozole Verde) is so simple to make! It includes chicken, hominy, and a spicy green chili broth. Includes instructions for both stove top and slow cooker. 


  • 2 olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 large cloves garlic, diced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 25 ounce can hominy, drained
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 tsp cumin (rub on pork prior to searing)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves, whole
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In large soup pot, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper, and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and saute quickly, for about 30 seconds. Do not allow to burn.
  2. Add broth, hominy, shredded chicken, cumin, oregano, and bay leaves.
  3. Cover and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Carefully remove and throw away bay leaves.
  4. Add green enchilada sauce, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro, avocado or garnish of choice.

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