I LOVE pozole…like really love it; but up until recently, I had only had the more traditional red pozole. Last year I had my first green pozole, specifically Pozole Verde de Pollo, and was totally blown away. The flavors were so intense and the soup resembled it’s red ‘cousin’, but was also totally different. I love all the fresh produce that go into dish to create such a hearty and well balanced soup. I also love all the bright and fresh garnishes that get piled on top, they add such nice texture to the soup!
The best part about this soup is that it’s incredibly easy to make. Seriously. It’s also one of those dishes that gets even better the next day, so you can always make it the night before, stick the whole pot l in the fridge (cooled down) and when you’re home from school or work the next day, you just need to pull the soup out of the fridge and place it directly onto the stove to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. This Pozole Verde de Pollo recipe is such a crowd pleaser and this recipe makes a pretty big batch! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
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Pozole Verde de Pollo
- 1 ½ quarts chicken stock
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 pound tomatillos, husked and quartered
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 roasted poblano peppers, seeded
- 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
- 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 (28 ounce) can hominy, drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
- shredded green cabbage
- diced onion
- minced cilantro
- matchstick cut radishes
- minced oregano
- lime wedges
- Pour stock into a large pot, season with salt and pepper and simmer. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add chicken breasts and continue to poach until chicken has cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and shred once cool enough to handle. Reserve stock.
- Place tomatillos, garlic, poblano peppers, yellow onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a heavy bottom skillet and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Stir puree into reserved stock and simmer.
- Add shredded chicken and hominy and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings as needed.
- Serve with array of garnishes.
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Dear Jenny, you made a nostalgic mexican feel back at home. It’s such an easy and delicious recipe. I hadn’t tried it with chile poblano but it’s a nice addition! I prefer it with lettuce but the garnish is everyone’s choice. We also accompany it with tostadas and sour cream :) thank you so much for the recipe!
It makes my heart so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!! I don’t know why I’ve never thought to add a bit of sour cream and serve it with tostadas, that sounds wonderful!
Do I roast the poblano peppers and peel them or do i just put them in the blend raw ?
We roast them!
Really great if you like the flavor of cilantro. NOTE: grocery-store chicken broth/stock is incredibly high is sodium (salt) so if you’re on restricted intake better be careful how much extra you add OR make your own unsalted.
Yes, re: grocery store chicken stock!…Although you can also find unsalted these days, which is really nice! :)
This looks delicious and sooo beautiful!! It’s like art in a bowl!! Posole Verde is one of my favorite soups of all time I am also going to make this on Cinco de Mayo. ????????????
I love this recipe, it seems pretty easy, although a little off from the original way to make it . Traditionally it is made with tomatillo, serrano peppers and pepitas. I am not so sure how it will turn out with poblano, but I will be sure to give it a try. The only thing that throws me off is that traditionally we top pozole with lettuce, not cabbage.
Hi! Yea, this definitely isn’t a ‘traditional’ recipe. I added the poblano bc a local restaurant i usually order this from uses poblano and i like the flavor it adds. They also use cabbage as the garnish instead of lettuce and i like the added crunch, but totally use lettuce if the cabbage creeps you out! :)