Easy Green Chile Chicken Posole

A simple and easy slow cooker recipe for Green Chile Chicken Posole Soup, often called Pozole Verde.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings


  • 1.5 cups dried hominy, soaked overnight*
  • 6 cups chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons hatch green chiles (use more depending on desired spice)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, soak dried hominy in water (covering 1-2 inches) overnight.
  • The following day, turn on your slow cooker to high. Drain and rinse the soaked hominy and add to slow cooker with the broth. Cook on high for 1 hour. Then, add in the chicken, chiles, 1 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon cracked pepper and turn the cooker down to low. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred the chicken and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve warm with cornbread, and avocado*.


If using canned hominy, you'll want 3-4 cups, drained and rinsed. This soup is great served with a avocado lime mixture to cut the heat. See additional recipe below.
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