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Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole
poblanos / tomatillos / avocado / radishes

Active: 25 min Total: 6 hr 25 min
Your slow cooker is perfect for turning chicken breasts into tender meat that falls apart. Combined with all our Latin ingredients, this one is sure to become a simple fave!
Smarts: Slow cooking is a great way to keep the house cool as the weather gets warmer. Finish your soups with cool and crisp ingredients like the ones we use here - avocado and radishes.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole:
  • Chicken breasts, boneless or bone-in and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Garlic powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
  • Onions - 1, diced
  • Jalapenos - 2, seeded and diced
  • Poblanos (sub 1 green pepper / 2 poblanos) - 2, diced
  • Tomatillos (sub 1 underripe tomato / 2 tomatillos) - 3, diced
  • Cilantro, fresh - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Coriander - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Chicken stock - 4 to 6 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Avocado - 1, cubed
  • Radishes - 3, sliced
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
  • Pepitas - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Chicken - Season with garlic powder and some salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Jalapenos / Poblanos / Tomatillos / Cilantro - Prep as directed - they can all be placed into one bowl / container. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Aromatics - Toss garlic, onions, jalapenos, poblanos, and tomatillos with coriander, cumin, paprika, and chili powder. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes.
  4. Start slow cooking - Place chicken, aromatics, chicken stock, and salt in a slow cooker. Cook for 6 to 7 hours on low or 3 to 3 ½ hours on high. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Once pozole is done slow cooking, shred chicken with a fork and knife directly in slow cooker. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more spices.
  2. Prep avocado, radishes, and limes.
  3. Top soup with cilantro, avocados, radishes, and pepitas. Serve with lime wedges!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (121)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (14)
Vegetarian (19)

59 reviews

I love this recipe! It's so straightforward to make, the chicken is fall apart tender and it freezes well.

By: Liza
Posted: Dec 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Doubled the tomatillos because we love them!

By: Laurey
Posted: Oct 15, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great recipe!

By: Tamiko
Posted: Jan 25, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Too much work. My need for a slow cooker is to minimize cook time.

By: Laura
Posted: Dec 15, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So, so delicious. We love anything with hominy and the flavors on this one were awesome!

By: Jen
Posted: Jul 29, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

one of my new favorite soups!!

By: Bethany
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful