Chicken Pozole Verde Recipe: Go Green With This Traditional Mexican Soup Recipe by Gwen Johnson

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5 months ago
Chicken Pozole Verde Recipe: Go Green With This Traditional Mexican Soup Recipe

Pozole, which means "hominy," is a traditional Mexican soup. This verde (green) version gets its color from tomatillos and cilantro. 

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pound tomatillos, washed and husks removed 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, chopped (remove seeds and ribs for a less spicy soup)  
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (stems and leaves)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) hominy, rinsed 


  • lime wedges
  • sliced radishes
  • sliced jalapenos
  • chopped cilantro 
  • sliced avocado

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chicken, tomatillos, onion, peppers, broth, oregano and salt in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, about 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tender. Remove chicken, shred and set aside.
  2. Add the cilantro to the broth and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. (This could also be done in a blender.) 
  3. Put the chicken back into the soup along with the hominy. Cook another 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with desired garnishes. 

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Gwen Johnson
One of my favorite recipes.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmmm, this sounds so savory! Thanks for sharing the yum, Gwen Johnson !
Oh wow, yumminess! 😋

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