Healthy Chicken Posole

Did you ever start a project, and then realize months later that you were so caught up with life that you forgot all about it?

That happened with this recipe, and as a result I’m sharing a soup recipe just as the weather is starting to change.  Who wants to eat soup when it’s 80 degrees out?  I do.  They eat posole year-round in Mexico, right?  It certainly wouldn’t stop me either.

Before I get to the recipe, a girl needs to brag… just a little.  My Chicken Meatloaf Recipe won the Miracle Noodle Recipe contest last month!  Woohoo!  In case you missed it, check it out here.

Healthy Chicken Posole

IP Chicken Posole

Difficulty: Easy

Ideal Protein: Phase 4

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 6-ounce cans whole green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 15-ounce cans hominy, drained
  • Steamed or sautéed veggies of your choice.


  1. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, and salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeño and garlic and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a blender, then add the chiles, cilantro and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and purée until smooth.  (Or use an immersion blender.  These are the best!)
  4. Return to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sauce thickens and turns deep green, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the broth, hominy and chicken to the saucepan. Cover and simmer until the chicken is tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with veggies.

Adapted from this recipe.


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3 comments on “Healthy Chicken Posole

  1. Looks like a great soup recipe and it’s healthy too.
    Couldn’t wish for more 🙂

  2. Made it and it was delicious. I found letting it cool and storing overnight really brought out the flavors better. I will definitely be making it again.

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