Instant Pot Green Chicken Pozole

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Pozole verde is a traditional Mexican soup that can be made with either chicken or pork in a salsa verde broth. The broth gets its vibrant green color from my homemade Spicy Salsa Verde (page 24), made with fresh tomatillos and green chiles. And just like with traditional pozole, the garnishes—finely shredded cabbage or lettuce, chopped onion, sliced radishes, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice—play just as important a role as the chicken and hominy.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


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    as needed
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    1.362 kg (about 12)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3 (about 18 g)
  • Cilantro icon
    4 sprigs
  • White hominy icon
    White hominy
    822.88 g (about 5 cups)
  • Salsa verde icon
    Salsa verde
    3 cups (about 727.2 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    2 cups (about 498 g)
  • Coarse salt icon
    Coarse salt
    ½ tsp (about 2.5 g)
  • Dried mexican oregano icon
    Dried mexican oregano
    ½ tsp (about 0.51 g)
  • Water icon
    3 cups (about 720 g)
  • Radish icon
    as needed
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    as needed
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    as needed
  • Tostadas icon
    as needed


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Step preview

  1. Add chicken breast, onion, garlic clove, cilantro, white hominy and salsa verde to the inner pot
  2. Stir until combined
  3. Add chicken broth, coarse salt, dried mexican oregano and water to the inner pot
  4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  5. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 20 min
  6. Natural release
  7. Season to taste
  8. Ladle into bowls
  9. Garnish with radish, red onion, lime juice and cabbage
  10. Top with tostadas
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