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Pozole Rojo with Chicken

4 Servings

45 minutes

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A key ingredient in the hearty Mexican soup known as pozole is hominy, or dried corn kernels cooked in an alkali solution. Hominy has a satisfying and subtle chewiness and a mild sweetness. It's sold in cans, often in the Latin foods section of the supermarket. If you're up for offering more garnishes for your pozole, shredded cabbage or radishes add color and crunch.




Don't use chili powder, which is a blend of ground chilies, herbs and spices. Ancho chili powder, the type called for here, is simply ground ancho chilies, without any added ingredients. It gives the pozole a pure, deep chili flavor.

45 minutes


  • 1

    tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil

  • 1

    medium white onion, chopped, plus thinly sliced white onion, to serve


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Gregg C.
January 12, 2023
Great recipe overall!
I really liked the recipe. I had very good quality fresh ancho chile powder and would still reduce to 2 tablespoons next time, even though I like spicy foods it was a bit much. The spiciness was tempered with a small spoonful of Greek yogurt and diced avocado. Will definitely make again.
Brigid R.
January 2, 2023
Easy and tasty
Agree with others that two quarts of chicken broth is too much, and definitely makes way more than four servings. Either cut the amount of broth or add more chicken, maybe some additional hominy or vegetables. But this is a keeper. Easy to make with great flavors.
Peter M.

It came off a bit bland to me, particularly the chicken. I’d recommend seasoning the chicken up to 24 hours before starting the soup.

Beth M.

Is 2 quarts of chicken broth correct? Seems like a lot for 4 servings.

Lynn C.

Hi Beth -

Yes, 2 quarts of broth is correct.

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Beth M.

Made this tonight and it was delicious! So easy and definitely on our rotation now!

Benjamin S.

Great flavors but, I would advise against 2 quarts of broth. I said to my wife, "Ooh, that sounds like a lot," and she replied, "Yes, let's cut it," to which I said, "No, let's just follow the instructions." I could have fed eight people with the amount of broth this recipe generated. I encourage you guys to take a closer look at this one because, in addition to being thin, the quantity of broth makes it seems like there's not enough chicken and hominy, too.