Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

This is an easy to make Chicken Pozole that you make in your Slow Cooker. Delicious soup packed with flavor. A must for soup lovers!

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

I’ve been wanting to make Pozole for quite some time now. I just find it hard to male/eat soup when it’s hot out (I live in Southern California). But now that the weather is getting cooler, I just had to try my Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

If you are not familiar with the word Pozole, it means Hominy which is a Mexican Soup/Stew. The main ingredients typically include Hominy, Chicken or Pork, Chilies and spices like Ground Cumin.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

I doubt that the classic way of making Pozole was in a slow cooker but I thought this would be a relatively easy way for me to get my “feet wet” with this traditional Mexican dish.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

My schedule forced me to cook it on high for about 5 hours and let me tell you, the smell coming from my slow cooker was killing me! I just couldn’t wait until it was done cooking so I could give it a try.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

What is Hominy

If you’ve never heard of hominy, It’s basically corn (not off the cob) that has been treated with alkali. Hominy kernels are a little bigger than kernels of corn and hominy can be suitable for a gluten-free diet.

Mexican Style Hominy

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

fresh limes

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

For more delicious soup recipes make sure you check out my collection of Soup & Chowder recipes. I really like my Grilled Corn & Chicken Soup.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Pozole recipe in your Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, White Hominy, Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Green Chilies, Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Garlic Cloves, Ground Cumin, Salt, Ground Black Pepper and fresh lime.

  1. Place all of the ingredients except the lime in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook until the vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 7 hours on low.
  3. Serve with lime wedges.

Printable Recipe Card

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole

This is an easy to make Chicken Pozole that you make in your Slow Cooker. Delicious soup packed with flavor. A must for soup lovers!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 10 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Bowls
Calories 260 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lbs Chicken Breasts, Cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 15 oz White Hominy, Drained
  • 15 oz Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, drained
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Fresh Lime, cut into 4 wedges

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the ingredients except the lime in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 7 hours on low.
  • Serve with the lime wedges.

Notes

→ Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 29gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 778mgPotassium: 593mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2345IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Peter says:

    This Chicken Pozole is delicious and very tasty. It has great flavour and is so easy to make.

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