Cooking at Home - Chicken Pozole Soup

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Published Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Makes: 6 servings

This traditional Mexican soup has a deep flavor using a whole chicken. Hominy can be found in the canned food aisle of the grocery store.


  • 1 chicken (whole, skinned and cut into pieces)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon chili powder (1/4 cup)
  • 8 cans tomato sauce (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 2 cups canned hominy, white or yellow (2 - 15 ounce can, rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 6 lime wedges


  1. Put chicken pieces in a large pot and cover with the 8 cups of water. Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.
  2. Add the chopped onion, pepper, chili powder, tomato sauce, and oregano to simmering chicken.
  3. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked take the pieces out of the pot and remove most of the bones from the chicken and the pot.
  4. Return chicken to the pot.
  5. Add the rinsed hominy to the pot of chicken and simmer for another 45 minutes.
  6. Serve with lettuce and a wedge of lime.


To make even healthier, use tomato sauce with no added salt.

Source: Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Pictoral Recipes Lynn Myers Steele, 2000 Oregon Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe



Total Calories


Total Fat

29 g

Saturated Fat

8 g


95 mg


855 mg


24 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

6 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


27 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


74 mg


4 mg


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