Easy Chicken Posole


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I love easy weeknight dinners made with chicken and this easy Chicken Posole is no exception. Rich and hearty, it’s an authentic Mexican stew you don’t want to miss!

collage of Chicken Posole soup in a white bowl next to rice in a bowl, lime slices, and a spoon

It’s a little bit more than a soup you’d want on the side of a full meal, so I usually make this as a stand-alone dish.

But it’s often pretty yummy served with tortilla chips or even cornbread.

close up of Chicken Posole soup in a white bowl next to rice in a bowl

Making chicken posole is such a fantastically fast and easy cooking experience. So simple and really filling, it’s one of those recipes I can make and know no one will need a snack afterward.

And it’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Especially if you can make ahead the chicken. But even if you don’t make the chicken beforehand, from start to finish, it’s about 20 minutes, at most.

Which is pretty fantastic for a meal for 4 frankly!

Chicken Posole soup in a white bowl next to rice in a bowl

What You Need to Make Chicken Posole

It’s a fantastically easy recipe, despite the appearance of the long list of ingredients. But, taking the 3 minutes necessary to measure out all those wonderful flavors is definitely worth it.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lbs chicken legs and thighs, bone-in
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups hominy
  • 3 cups water
chopped onion on a wooden cutting board next to a knife, and bowls of diced tomatoes, sauce and chicken

How to Make Chicken Posole

Step 1

Slice chicken and debone it, then place it in a dutch oven, cover with the water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked throughout.

Step 2

While the chicken is boiling, dice onions and tomatoes.

a hand dicing an onion with a knife on a wooden cutting board

Step 3

Saute the onions and seasoning with the olive oil until the onions are translucent, then add in the chicken broth.

chicken broth being added to diced onions in a pot

Step 4

Shred the chicken using a hand mixer (my favorite trick for shredding chicken).

a hand mixer being used to shred chicken in a glass bowl

Step 5

Add the shredded chicken, hominy and diced tomatoes to the broth and stir before serving!

Chicken Posole soup in a pot

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy weeknight dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

Yield: 4 Servings Chicken Posole Mexican Stew

Chicken Posole

Chicken Posole

I love making this filling chicken posole Mexican stew for an easy weeknight dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken legs and thighs, bone-in
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups hominy
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken and debone it, then place it in a dutch oven, cover with the water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked throughout.
  2. While the chicken is boiling, dice onions and tomatoes.
  3. Saute the onions and seasoning with the olive oil until the onions are translucent, then add in the chicken broth.
  4. Shred the chicken using a hand mixer (my favorite trick for shredding chicken).
  5. Add the shredded chicken, hominy and diced tomatoes to the broth and stir before serving!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 622Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 330mgSodium: 1232mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 64g

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