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Slow cooker chicken posole

Total Time
7 hr 15 min
15 min
7 hr
Posole is a Mexican comfort food much like the American chicken noodle soup. Hominy, a deeply flavored corn product, replaces our noodles as the hearty element. This soup is chunky and satisfying like a stew with a hint of spicy heat from the pickled jalapenos. You can typically purchase pickled jalapenos in mild, moderate or hot varieties to let you regulate the kick of your posole. A fresh lime wedge comes with each satisfying bowl to add the final zing and round out the flavors perfectly. Serve with a side of avocado spritzed with lime or a quick and crunchy green salad.



1 clove(s), minced

Frozen mixed vegetables

4 oz, onion, pepper and celery mixture (about 1 cup)

Canned hominy

14½ oz, drained

Pickled jalapeno peppers

4 oz, mild-variety, diced, drained

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with smoked chipotle chiles (do not drain)

Uncooked skinless boneless chicken thigh

1 pound(s), cut into bite-size pieces

Fat free chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp


1 medium, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Place garlic, frozen vegetables, hominy, jalapenos, tomatoes with their juice, chicken, broth, salt, cumin and pepper in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker; stir. Cover and cook on high heat for 4 to 5 hours or on low heat for 7 hours.
  2. Spoon posole into 4 bowls and garnish each serving with a lime wedge. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.