Easy Chicken Posole Verde

Easy Chicken Posole Verde

A quick and easy version of the Mexican classic that is perfect for any chilly, snowy day.
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 11


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 large poblano pepper, cored and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (4-ounce) cans Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more/less to taste
  • garnishes: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, crumbled cotija cheese, thinly-sliced or julienned radishes, lime wedges


Step 1 Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion and poblano and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and translucent, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute, stirring occasionally.

Step 2 Add the diced green chiles, chicken stock, hominy, chicken, cumin and salt, and stir to combine.

Step 3 Continue heating until the soup reaches a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes. Taste, and season with extra salt and pepper if needed.

Step 4 Serve warm, topped with your desired garnishes.