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Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole
with poblanos, tomatillos, avocado and radishes

Active: 25 minTotal: 6 hr 25 min
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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 fave!
Smarts: Slow cook this on Sunday night and wake up to this fragrant dish on Monday. Refrigerate and then reheat for dinner!



Slow Cooker Chicken Pozole (10/03/16):
  • Chicken breasts, boneless or bone-in and skinless - 1 lb
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 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 (opt) - 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
  • Hominy - 2 cups
  • Avocado - 1, cubed
  • Radishes (opt) - 3, sliced
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
  • Sour cream - for serving

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  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 (if using) - Prep as directed - except for cilantro, 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)


  1. Once pozole is done slow cooking, shred chicken with a fork and knife directly in slow cooker. Add in hominy and heat on high for another 10 to 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more spices.
  2. Prep avocado, radishes (if using), and limes.
  3. Top soup with cilantro, avocados, radishes, and sour cream. Serve with lime wedges!

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This meal has 58 reviews

Roast Your Poblano Peppers! I watched a video teaching how to do this over the gas stove top flame. Worked great!

By: Susan
Posted: Oct 19, 2018
Diet: Original

Loved it! Had to make some substitutions of spices, but it came out great.

By: Matthew
Posted: Aug 05, 2017
Diet: Paleo

Seemed dry (chicken) and didn't love the spice mixture. I'm not a huge fan of crockpot food anyway. Wouldn't make again.

By: Brynne
Posted: Jul 10, 2017
Diet: Original

I looove this recipe. I can never find tomatillos, so I sub tomatillo salsa. It adds a roundess of flavor that I really appreciate. I also stir in three tbs of corn meal to thicken the stew in the last 10 (or so) minutes.

By: Rachel
Posted: May 22, 2017
Diet: Original

Easy and tasty as leftovers for lunch the next few days, only used 4 C stock (one container) and added some Tajin spice when reheating.

By: Christine
Posted: Apr 08, 2017
Diet: Gluten-free

This recipe was excellent! In response to other cooks' comments, be sure to use canned hominy! So easy and tasty - good therapy for a winter cold.

By: Cathy
Posted: Jan 06, 2017
Diet: Original