Easy Chicken Posole Verde

This Easy Chicken Posole Verde is a quick and simple version of the Mexican classic that still delivers all the flavors your family loves. The dish is perfect for a chilly, snowy day or any time you're craving a savory meal with some spice. We love the idea of bringing easy green chicken posole to a potluck or making it for a family get-together. Just follow the recipe, and you'll be serving up easy green posole in no time!
Prep 8 Minutes
Total 28 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 large poblano pepper, cored and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cans (4.5 oz) 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
Recipe Continues Below


  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.
  2. Add the diced green chiles, chicken stock, hominy, chicken, cumin and salt, and stir to combine.
  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.
  4. Serve warm, topped with your desired garnishes.

Expert Tips

  • Not a fan of hominy? You can use canned corn instead.
  • For a little added crunch, serve this easy green chicken posole with your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Like a little heat? Top the posole with thinly-sliced jalapeño or serrano peppers.


    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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