• 11 Ratings

Posole is a Mexican soup seasoned with chili powder and hominy. For this version, we've swapped out half of the usual amount of hominy for tender pieces of squash.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
Max Servings:
11 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from the Dutch oven.

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  • Add the celery, onion, and garlic to the Dutch oven; cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the oregano, chili powder, and cumin; cook and stir for 30 seconds.

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  • Add the broth, chicken, squash, kale and hominy to the Dutch oven. Bring to boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through and squash is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

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  • Remove chicken; cut into cubes. Return chicken to pot. Stir in the cilantro, salt, and pepper. Divide among bowls and top with sliced radishes and lime wedges, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Buying and Storing

You'll find squash in a variety of sizes and colors ranging from yellow to camel. Choose firm squash that are heavy for their size. Avoid those with soft spots. Store in a cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 month. Once cut, store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 48mg; sodium 859mg; potassium 749mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 4g; sugar 5g; protein 15g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 11370IU; vitamin c 48mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 48mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 121mg; iron 3mg.


11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
One of my favorite soups!  I scale back the chile pepper a bit and add extra stock.  The textures and flavors are just wonderful.
Rating: Unrated
My husband and I really liked this dish with chicken and vegetables. I don't like kale or chard, so I substituted spinach. I didn't have hominy, so I used garbanzo beans and I used skinless, boneless chicken not skinless bone-in thighs.
Rating: Unrated
This was just wonderful!!!!! Perfect for autumn. The cumin really makes it yummm