A chicken soup accompanied by tortilla chips

Chile-Chicken Posole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 16 min
  • Cook: 14 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
A nourishing soup made with hominy and meat, pozole is prepared in a variety of ways throughout Mexico. Here, jalapeno, garlic, chiles and cilantro create the base for a deep green sauce that gets cooked with chicken and hominy until perfectly tender.



  1. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside. 
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. 
  3. Transfer to a blender, then add the chiles, cilantro and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and puree until smooth. Return to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sauce thickens and turns deep green, about 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the broth, hominy and chicken to the saucepan. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 10 minutes. Garnish with avocado, radishes and/or corn chips, if desired.