Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 4 mins

Rather like menudo without the tripe. Spicy and warm. Perfect for a winter day. Good for those who find traditional chicken soup too prosaic and bland. If you can't find posole, which is also called hominy, feel free to substitute frozen corn kernels.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Brown chicken and cut into small pieces.
  3. Add to crockpot.
  4. Saute onion, celery, and garlic until soft.
  5. Add to crockpot.
  6. Add broth, chili powder, and cumin.
  7. Add the green chiles, tomatoes, and oregano.
  8. Cook on'low' for 4 hours.
  9. Add hominy 30 minutes before serving.
  10. Add cilantro leaves, and lime juice just before serving.
  11. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

This is the most amazing soup in the history of my life. I've never had a better or more delicious soup than this one. i just make it on my stovetop, not in the crockpot. I add can of kidney beans and the end I add fresh sweet corn. I use seasoned baked/shredded chicken breast. Garnished with crushed taco chips, avocado and cilantro. This is absolutely THE BEST Mexican chicken soup! I've made this many times now. Thank you so much!

Japanese Delight May 01, 2008

This was exactly the starting place I was looking for. The seasonings are perfect without being spicy. I skipped a couple of steps only because I don't brown or precook anything when using my crockpot. So I left out the oil and put everything straight into the crockpot. Made a few substitutions (breasts instead of thighs, frozen corn and black beans instead of hominy), but that's the beauty of this soup. The base flavor is what you find in a good Mexican restaurant and you can customize the additions based on preference. Been looking for this recipe for a long time. Thank you!

LauraLbs February 24, 2016

A great soup to add to my collection! I think you could add either a small amount of rice, or some thin noodles to make it a bit more hearty. I did garnish this soup with some crumbled tortilla chips, and this added some texture as well.

MicheleE February 19, 2009