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Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole is a delicious hearty and healthy soup that is made up of so many flavors and ingredients thanks to all of the toppings. This recipe uses rotisserie chicken to make it easy and lots of toppings to maximize flavor. This is a delicious and healthy meal to make anytime of year!

I cannot stress enough that you must have a variety of toppings for this soup. It was meant to obtain much of its flavor from the toppings so don’t skip this step.

I hope you give it a try! It is a delicious warming soup great any time of the year.


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Chicken Pozole

A delicious Spanish soup perfect anytime of year.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 cans 14 1/2 oz. each white hominy rinsed
  • 1 rotisserie chicken shredded and juices from it's container saved
  • 1 tsp dried oregano-
  • 1 large poblano chiles diced seeds removed
  • 1 serrano pepper diced optional if you like heat
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper


  • shredded queso blanco
  • 1 diced avocado
  • lime wedges
  • cilantro
  • 3 radishes (any variety) sliced thin
  • sour cream
  • broken tortilla chips


  • Heat your olive oil and red pepper flakes over medium heat in a heavy bottom soup pot.
  • Once heated add all of your veggies (not including hominy and garnishes) to the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add salt to your veggies and cook for another minute.
  • Add your chicken stock, hominy, oregano and diced tomatoes and any juices from the chicken and stir well.
  • Now add your shredded chicken and mix and then cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes
  • Prepare your garnishes while your soup is simmering.
  • Once soup is ready, taste for salt and pepper and add to taste.
  • Serve soup with garnishes on the side.

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