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Red Pozole with Chicken (Pozole Rojo de Pollo)

Over the years I’ve really taken kindly to Red Pozole with Chicken. If you’ve never had it you’re really missing out on something amazing! It’s super similar to Menudo, but not as intimidating if you’re not a fan of tripe. I’ve been playing with my recipe a little and I think I’ve finally perfected it!

A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

During the cold season I love cooking up a giant batch of pozole rojo because its just so comforting. Don’t get me wrong I love a good pot of chicken soup, or chicken and dumplings, but my red pozole with chicken really hits the spot for me!

A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

What hits the spot for me is the hominy along with the toppings that you can add to it. I love adding cabbage, cilantro, a wedge of lime, tortillas, and my personal favorite – cheese!

A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

Traditionally, I believe Pozole rojo uses pork, while Pozole verde uses chicken. But, I’m not particularly crazy about pork to the point that I could eat a giant pot of Pozole with pork. But this recipe is totally interchangeable on the protein you use. So, do you boo!

A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

This also freezes very well, So if you’re not a large family, but have plenty of freezer room, separate the Pozole Rojo into containers (about 1 1/2 cup per person in each container), and it’ll keep for as long as 6 months in your freezer.

Just take it out the day before you eat, and stop by the grocery store on the way home to get your toppings and you’ve got an easy lazy dinner on the weeknight!

A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

Red Pozole with Chicken (Pozole Rojo de Pollo)
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Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4 hours 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4 hours 1 hour
Red Pozole with Chicken (Pozole Rojo de Pollo)
Yum
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4 hours 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
4 hours 1 hour
Ingredients
Pozole Base
Pozole
Servings: Units:
people
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, place the guajillo, ancho, and japanese peppers in 2 cups of water and boil until soft; about 5 minutes
  2. place softened peppers with remaining water into a blender with the onion (chopped to blend easier) garlic, and remaining 2 cups of water. Blend until you have a smooth consistency. Set aside.
  3. In a large stock pot (6 quart or larger) heat olive oil and a couple slices of onion for about 5 minutes. Remove onion and place chicken in the pot.
  4. Add salt, pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika and bay leaves to the pot.
  5. Pour your Pozole base into a strainer over the pot. Let the liquid freely come out of the bottom into the pot. You can help this a long with a spoon. you'll still have a lot of the base left in the strainer, but you'll want as much liquid as possible to come through into the pot.
  6. Add hominy, chicken stock, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let cook for about 4 hours.
  7. Turn heat off after 4 hours, then let rest for 30 to 60 minutes. Serve with a wedge of lime, shredded red cabbage, sliced radishes, onion, cilantro, and a little tapatio, cheese or jalapenos if you like. Enjoy!
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A from-scratch Red Pozole with Chicken recipe that is SUPER easy to make!. This is by far one of my favorite soups!

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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
  • Lina Cornell (The Sensible Cot

    Oh my this looks so good! My dad makes pozole and it’s heavenly! I will definitely save this to try. So much flavor in a bowl!