Mexican Pozole Soup

This Traditional Mexican soup is filled with goodness but actually tastes like tacos. The best part is that it's just as fun to eat because everyone can choose their own toppings.

You’ll Need

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 4–5 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 4 cups canned white hominy, drained *
  • 1–2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla chips
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Prep and Cook

  • Place chicken breasts in a large frying pan or skillet.
  • Fill the skillet with water, so that the chicken breasts are just covered.
  • Add onion, garlic, cumin and oregano and simmer until the chicken breasts are cooked.
  • Remove chicken breasts from the pan and pour the remaining liquid from the frying pan into a large soup pot.
  • Once cool enough to handle, remove (or pull) the meat from the chicken breasts in flakes or chunks and place the chicken pieces in the soup pot.
  • Add chicken stock, oil, salt, hominy, and chili powder.
  • Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.


1 Comment

  1. martha on March 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Hello, just so you know, Pozole does not go with cheese, cream and cilantro! the toppings are lettuce and or cabbage depending on the region, slices of radish, chopped onion and lime. some people add hot sauce but that is a matter of preference, and you accompany the pozole with tostadas (fried tortillas)

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