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Chicken Pozole Soup

This Chicken Pozole Soup is fast, easy and fresh! It's perfect for weeknight dinners and it's crazy good! 
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken pozole soup, chicken pozole verde soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Come to pressure: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 6-8 tomatillos, diced
  • 5 cups of chicken broth (you can use regular or low sodium)
  • 3 large chicken breasts (1 package or just over 1 lb.)
  • 1 half a white onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1-2 cans of hominy
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1.5 cups of corn (You can use fresh or frozen)
  • 1.5 tsp. of oregano
  • 1.5 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 tsp. of Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. of black pepper
  • Optional toppings: Avocado, radishes, tortilla strips, cilantro


  • Add your olive oil to your Insta Pot and using the sauté setting, let it heat up. (If you're using a slow cooker, do this in a separate pan) 
  • Salt and pepper both sides of your chicken breasts and add them to the pot/pan. Cook on each side for about three minutes. 
  • Remove chicken and then add garlic and onions. Stir continuously to ensure that the garlic doesn't start to burn. You can add extra olive oil if you need it. Make sure to scrap any of the browned chicken bits from the bottom of the pot/pan.
  • After about one minute, add the poblano pepper and the jalapeno pepper and continue stirring. Give them another minute to soften. 
  • Add your chicken broth, lime juice, chicken, hominy, corn, tomatillos, cilantro, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Then close and secure your Insta Pot and set the timer manually for 30 minutes. Make sure to move the nozzle to sealing to ensure the pot will come to pressure. 
  • Once the Insta Pot signals it is done, you can either let it vent by itself or vent it manually before removing the lid. 
  • Shred your chicken breast and then serve. 
  • You can add in avocado, radishes, additional cilantro, tortilla strips, cheese and more!