Green Chicken Pozole
By :Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon
Green Chicken Pozole
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Pozole verde is a traditional Mexican soup that can be made with either chicken or pork in a salsa verde broth. The broth gets its vibrant green color from my homemade Spicy Salsa Verde (page 24), made with fresh tomatillos and green chiles. And just like with traditional pozole, the garnishes—finely shredded cabbage or lettuce, chopped onion, sliced radishes, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice—play just as important a role as the chicken and hominy.
Green Chicken Pozole
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Rating: 5
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry, Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium onion halved
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 29 oz white hominy 1 can drained,
  • 3 cups Spicy Salsa Verde
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt plus more for seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried Mexican oregano
  • Chopped red onion for garnish
  • Shredded cabbage or lettuce for garnish
  • Sliced radishes for garnish
  • freshly squeezed lime juice for garnish
  • Tostada shells or tortilla chips for serving (optional)
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry, Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium onion halved
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 29 oz white hominy 1 can drained,
  • 3 cups Spicy Salsa Verde
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt plus more for seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried Mexican oregano
  • Chopped red onion for garnish
  • Shredded cabbage or lettuce for garnish
  • Sliced radishes for garnish
  • freshly squeezed lime juice for garnish
  • Tostada shells or tortilla chips for serving (optional)
Green Chicken Pozole
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In the Instant Pot, combine the chicken, onion, garlic, cilantro, hominy, and salsa verde. Add the chicken broth, salt, oregano, and 3 cups water.
  2. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and set the timer for 20 minutes on high.
  3. When cooking is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally. Unlock and remove the lid.
  4. Season the pozole with more salt, if necessary. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped onion, shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with tostada shells or tortilla chips (if desired).
Recipe Notes

Substitution tip: Haven’t tried making the Spicy Salsa Verde yet? Substitute 1 (28-ounce) can green enchilada sauce. Also, if you prefer more hominy in your pozole, add 1 (15-ounce) can.

1 reply
  1. sawdoffngurlz
    sawdoffngurlz says:

    Tried this with frozen chicken tenderloins & i cooked it on 16mins on high with more pressure & it truned out so yummy!

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