Posole, originally from Jalisco, Mexico, is traditionally served around Christmastime. It's so tasty and--with a few convenience items like canned hominy and chili powder--easy to make that we like it any time of year. Shredded cheese, cilantro or thinly sliced radishes are traditional toppings for this stew.

Andrew Silva
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1995


Recipe Summary

30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Toast oregano in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate to cool. Combine 1/2 teaspoon toasted oregano and 2 tablespoons onion in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons onion and salt; cover and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon toasted oregano and chili powder and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and hominy, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add beans and chicken; return to a simmer and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes. Top with cabbage and the reserved onion-oregano mixture. Serve with lime wedges.


Make Ahead Tip: Add all ingredients except the reserved oregano-onion mixture, cabbage and lime wedges. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat and garnish before serving.

Note: Hominy is white or yellow corn that has been treated with lime to remove the tough hull and germ. Dried, ground hominy is the main ingredient in grits. Canned, cooked hominy can be found in the Latin section of large supermarkets--near the beans--or at Latin markets.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 10.4g 42% DV; sugars 9g; fat 8.1g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 47mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 245.6IU 5% DV; vitamin c 16.2mg 27% DV; folate 88.9mcg 22% DV; calcium 90.6mg 9% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 45.3mg 16% DV; potassium 754mg 21% DV; sodium 1066.8mg 43% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
This was so good! Toasting the oregano really made a difference in the flavor. I couldn't find hominy (I even went to the well-stocked specialty store!) so I used a can of corn instead. Also increased the cabbage a little and simmered it in the soup with the chicken and beans. The lime wedges for serving are a must - give it a little something extra. I'm excited to make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a fantastic receipe very easy to make. I added a can of diced green chilies to the recipe as well! Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I LOVE this recipe has lots of flavor. I even add a little extra cabbage to the soup instead of just putting it on top. Read More