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easy green posole

Easy Green Posole for the Pressure Cooker or Crock-Pot

This easy green posole with fresh tomatillos and chiles can be made in a pressure cooker or slow cooker.
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 1 1/2-cup servings
Calories 309kcal
Author FoodLove.com


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  • 2 pounds chicken cooked, or 4 cups cooked and diced chicken
  • 8 to matillos husked and quartered, or 1 28-oz can tomatillos
  • 3 poblano or Anaheim chiles seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves peeled and cut in half
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cans hominy white, yellow, or a combination, drained


  • Sliced radishes sliced cabbage, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, diced avocado


  • Place all the ingredients except oil, chicken, chicken stock and hominy in the blender. Blend until pureed. Pour into the pot of an electric pressure cooker or slow cooker, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • (Optional) Set the lid loosely on top of the electric pressure cooker. Select the saute setting, and saute the tomatillo-chile mixture to develop a roasted flavor. Turn off the heat after 20 minutes, and wait a few minutes for the bubbling to stop. Remove the lid.
  • Add the chicken stock and chopped chicken, and stir to combine. Seal the pressure cooker and cook using the soup setting, or cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to come down using a natural pressure release. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Once the pressure is released, add the drained hominy. Simmer the soup for about 10 minutes to heat through. Serve with desired toppings.


Nutrition information without toppings.
Adapted from Grandbaby-Cakes.com