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Slow Cooker Green Pozole with Chicken #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

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When I was researching recipes for this month's Food of the World visit to Mexico I was immediately drawn to Green Pozole. It is light compared to a lot of Mexican dishes, and I was certain I could come up with an easy slow cooker version.

Success...not only was this easy to make, it was delicious. This is the kind of meal you can eat year round. It works when it is hot outside and you don't want to stand over a grill or heat up your kitchen with the oven or when it is cold outside and you need something a little spicy to warm you up.

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Slow Cooker Green Pozole with Chicken

by Diane Balch

preparation time: 15 minutes                                  serves: 4 to 6


2 pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken thighs 
1 large onion chopped
2 15.5 ounce cans of Hominy drained but not rinsed
2 12 ounce cans Salsa Verde (I used Trader Joes)
1 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne (or more depending on how hot your salsa verde is)

Garnish ideas: sour cream, avocados, lime, pork rinds, Colby or Monterey Jack cheese. 


1) Pour chicken broth into a large mixing bowl. Add all ingredients except the chicken and mix.

2) Put chicken in the slow cooker and pour mixture over it. ( The chicken doesn't have to be frozen but I think it keeps it from over cooking.)

3) Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 

Best served over rice or with tortillas. 

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From: Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

roasted eggplant
Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

This is presented as an appetizer but I could put this over some cous cous or rice and make it a meal. A nice change from eggplant parmesan. 

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Iraqi Style Chicken and Rice
Iraqi Style Brown Rice with Chicken

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Old Fashion Buttermilk Pie 

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend! ♥

  2. Hi Diane,
    I would just love a nice slice of that Buttermilk Pie, it looks delicious! Hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  3. I love that bowl you've used to serve the Pozole!
    I've never had Pozole, but it makes me think of my dad. When I was growing up, he ate hominy often. Thanks for the party!

    1. Hominy is new to me and that bowl I've had forever. A local potter made it. Thanks.

  4. I wanted to also comment on the Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Sauce. It immediately caught my eye last week!

    1. The tahini sauce is such a great twist... make it very Middle Eastern.

  5. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. I've never tried pozole but it looks delicious. I think I've only had the fattening Mexican food.

    1. I think it's the Americans that over load Mexican food with cheese... maybe because we used to not be able to handle the spices. I even bought a Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook I fell in love with traditional Mexican food so much.

  6. Thanks so much for the party Diane. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    1. You too dear... hope all is well with you.

  7. Thanks for another awesome party and Happy Friday!

  8. Although it's not for me, your dish looks fantastic!
    Thank you for hosting another party, and have a great weekend

    1. I'm guessing hominy might be hard to come by in your part of the world? Good to see you Winnie.

  9. Your pozole looks delicious Diane. Thanks for hosting. I'm off to check out the brown rice with chicken. Have a nice weekend.

    1. Enjoy, that is a really unique recipe... another country's cuisine to explore.

  10. Thanks for hosting Diane and featuring my eggplant with tahini. My friend made posole from her mother's recipe the first time I had it. I love the taste of the hominy. I love the look of the Iraqi style rice as well. I would love to be able to duplicate the rice from my favorite Persian restaurant so I always check out rice dishes from that area of the world. Have a great weekend! :)

    1. You are very welcome Lydia... great eggplant and yes, I think I want to learn more about Persian and Middle Eastern cooking too.. love the chicken and rice recipe.

  11. Boy your soup looks yummy Diane. Thanks for hosting this week.

    1. It worked out really well. Good to see you Nancy.

  12. Thanks for hosting Diane! Hope you had a good week and have a great weekend!

  13. Mmm pozole served over rice sounds pretty good this time of year. A little kick to end the day with.

    1. I never had pozole before... I eat so many things and I am still surprised at how many things I haven't tried yet.

  14. Your pozole looks so good. I need to explore more of Mexican.
    Thank you so much for featuring the Iraqi rice. We really enjoyed it. Hope others do too.

    1. I really like this cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mexican-Slow-Cooker-Enchiladas/dp/1607743167/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400258613&sr=8-1&keywords=slow+cooker+mexican++cook+book

  15. Thank you for the party Diane! I hope you have a great weekend, and your dish looks so yummy!

    1. Thanks Shamene... can't wait to see what you have created this week.

  16. Love your party! Thanks for hosting. I hope you have had a chance to stop by our party and show off. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

    1. I have become a regular. Thanks for visiting here too.

  17. Thank you for a wonderful party and the invite! Would love for you to stop by our Four Seasons party and link up your Pozole recipe which sounds scrumptious and I loved your recommendations for toppings!. We also have a section below the link ups titled More Parties You Will Like and you can link up your party which is a permanent fixture each week on our party post.

    1. Thanks for joining us Terri. I don't participate in weekend parties, but thank you for the invitation.

  18. This looks fantastic. I just love Tex Mex flavours. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  19. Your Pozole really does look like wonderful comfort food, Diane. The spices and salsa you have used sound wonderful. Pinned :-) Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  20. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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