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Chicken Pozole Soup

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Chicken Pozole Soup

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  • Makes: 6 servings

This traditional Mexican soup has a deep flavor using a whole chicken. Hominy can be found in the canned food aisle of the grocery store.


  • 1 chicken (whole, skinned and cut into pieces)
  • 8 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon chili powder (1/4 cup)
  • 8 can tomato sauce (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 2 cup canned hominy, white or yellow (2 - 15 ounce can, rinsed and drained)
  • 3 cup iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  • 6 lime wedges


1. Put chicken pieces in a large pot and cover with the 8 cups of water. Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.

2. Add the chopped onion, pepper, chili powder, tomato sauce, and oregano to simmering chicken.

3. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked take the pieces out of the pot and remove most of the bones from the chicken and the pot.

4. Return chicken to the pot.

5. Add the rinsed hominy to the pot of chicken and simmer for another 45 minutes.

6. Serve with lettuce and a wedge of lime.


To make even healthier, use tomato sauce with no added salt.

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Source: Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Pictoral Recipes
Lynn Myers Steele, 2000
Oregon Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Calories 78
Total Fat N/A
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 142 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 12 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 95 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 78
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 2 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 11 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Calcium 12 mg
Potassium 95 mg
Sodium 142 mg
Copper 44 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 11 mg
Phosphorus 51 mg
Selenium 4 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamin A 28 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 4 mcg
Folate 4 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 17 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods
4 1/2 ounces

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