Slow-Cooked Chicken Pozole Verde


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Slow-Cooked Chicken Pozole Verde

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Shorten your prep by using a jar of salsa verde and a slow cooker for a tasty, classic Mexican stew with hominy.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 8
1 ½ lbs. Hy-Vee fresh 100% natural boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 c. water
2 c. Hy-Vee 33% less sodium chicken broth
1 (16-oz.) jar salsa verde
1 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped white onions
1 c. seeded and chopped poblano peppers*
1 c. coarsely chopped cilantro, plus additional for garnish
2 (15.5-oz.) cans Hy-Vee white hominy, drained and rinsed, divided
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Hy-Vee stone ground restaurant-style tortilla chips, for serving
Red radish slices, for serving
Avocado slices, for serving
Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving

Things To Grab

  • Sharp knife
  • 5-qt. slow cooker
  • Large cutting board
  • 2 forks
  • Can opener
  • Immersionn blender
  • Ladle
  • Serving bowls


  1. Place chicken, water, chicken broth, salsa verde, onions and poblano peppers* in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    Chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes. When working with hot peppers, wear protective gloves.
    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen
  2. Transfer chicken to a large cutting board. Shred chicken using 2 forks; set aside.

  3. Add 1 cup cilantro and 1 can hominy to cooking liquid in slow cooker. Blend mixture using an immersion blender for 2 to 4 minutes or until completely smooth.

  4. Add shredded chicken, remaining 1 can of hominy and lime juice to mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes more or until heated through.

  5. To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Top with tortilla chips, radishes, avocados and black pepper; garnish with additional cilantro, if desired. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition facts


190 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 1000mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 21g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 8%