Chicken Posole

Chicken Posole

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 65 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 45 min


Traditional Posole contains pork butt or shoulder, adding a lot of fat and calories and requiring many hours to make. By purchasing a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, this dish becomes very easy to prepare and you lose a lot of the fat but retain the flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 2 cups
Calories per serving: 439
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.9g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 10%
Sodium 749mg 31%
Protein 23.6g 33%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 3- to 4-pound fully-cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1 (32-ounce) container fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 to 3 tsp. chile powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 (29-ounce) can white hominy, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • Garnish: minced onion, fresh cilantro, sliced radishes and lime wedges

Step by Step:

  1. Remove meat from chicken and place bones and skin in a large saucepan, reserving meat. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain broth, discarding bones and skin, and skim any fat from the surface.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot coated with vegetable cooking spray, sauté onions over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic, chile powder, cumin, and oregano, and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in reserved broth and chicken meat and bring to a simmer. Add hominy and green chiles and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Garnish individual servings with onion, cilantro, radishes and lime wedges.