Spicy Chicken and Hominy Soup(Crockpot)


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth, divided
1 can (15 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic in drippings until tender; add to chicken.
2Place chipotle peppers and 1/4 cup broth in a blender or food processor; cover and process until blended. Add to chicken mixture. Stir in the hominy, chilies, seasonings and remaining broth. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Helpful Hints:

This slow-cooked soup is also called "posole," a traditional good luck New Year's meal in my native New Mexico. Everyone makes it differently—my soup answers the age-old chili question, "Red or green?" by using both!
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes 4 servings

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