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Chicken Posole in a bowl

Chicken Posole

Chicken Posole slow-cooks a whole chicken with fresh herbs to give you the flavorful restaurant favorite right in your kitchen.
Course Chicken Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Posole, Chicken Posole Recipe, How Do I Make Chicken Posole, How To Make Chicken Posole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 352kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 3-4 pounds roasting chicken, rinsed, giblets discarded
  • 1 white onion, peel removed, cut in half
  • 2 heads garlic, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water, or Caldo de Pollo
  • 1 (25-ounce) can hominy, drained
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme, rinsed, tied in a bundle with butchers twine
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano, rinsed, tied in a bundle with butchers twine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken flavor Better Than Bouillon


  • avocados cubed
  • white onion chopped
  • cabbage finely shredded


  • In a large pot add chicken, onion, garlic, and salt. Pour in only enough cold water to cover (about 3 quarts); too much will make the broth taste weak. Over medium heat bring to a boil then reduce heat and gently simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, partially covered, until the chicken is done. Skim off foam while simmering. Add more water as needed to keep chicken covered while simmering.
  • Carefully transfer chicken to a cutting board. Remove onion and garlic and discard. Allow to cool.
  • Add hominy, thyme, oregano, and better than bouillon to the chicken stock. Bring back to a simmer and cook until hominy is soft about 1 1/2 hours.
  • When cool enough to handle shred into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones and skin.
  • When hominy is soft, remove thyme and oregano bundles and add chicken back to pot. Heat through. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into individual bowls, top as desired and serve.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1071IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg