Red Chicken Posole

Red Chicken Posole

Published March 11, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 40 min


Traditional Posole is made with pork butt or shoulder, which adds a lot of fat and calories and takes hours to make. By purchasing a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, this dish becomes easy to prepare with less fat and a lot of flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 cup
Calories per serving: 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Sodium 771mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 12.8g 4%
Protein 34.4g 48%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 (3 to 4 lb.) fully-cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ground ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 (29 oz.) can yellow hominy
  • drained 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles

Step by Step:

  1. Garnish: minced onion, fresh cilantro, sliced radishes, and lime wedges
  2. Remove meat from chicken and place bones and skin in a large saucepan, reserving meat.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain broth, discarding bones and skin and skimming any fat off the surface.
  5. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot coated with vegetable cooking spray, sauté onion over medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent.
  6. 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.
  7. Add hominy and green chiles and cook 5 minutes.