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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

Let your slow cooker do the work! With ingredients like - chicken, tomatoes, carrots, onion and hominy in a zesty and flavorful broth - this Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is big on Mexican flavors!

Let your slow cooker do the work! With ingredients like - chicken, tomatoes, carrots, onion and hominy in a zesty and flavorful broth - this Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is big on Mexican flavors! #slowcooker #mexican #soup

Soup is one of my favorite things. Ever. We eat it year-round - even when it's hotter than you know what outside! I have tons and tons of soup recipes. I have had this recipe for years and do not remember where it came from originally. Aside from chili, this Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is my absolute next favorite soup! I especially love this recipe because I can throw it all in the crockpot and let it do it's thing. It smells ah-mazing ... tastes even better ... and there is little "work" involved! 

Just a little side information, posole or pozole, "is a traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew from Mexico, which once had ritual significance." If you're interested in the ritual significance ... Keep reading this paragraph, if you're not interested, you might want to go ahead and go to the next paragraph! You just might be surprised what went into this soup originally! All I can say is, "Yuck!" - Originally, after a human sacrifice, they put human beings in posole!!! Some time ago, it was changed to pork - because it was said that pork and human taste very similar! I'm going to have to take their word on that, and really, I don't want to think about or dwell on that thought too long!

My family prefers chicken to pork, so we use chicken ... But feel free to use pork if you prefer. Occasionally, I use fire-roasted tomatoes for our posole, and other times I used just regular diced tomatoes - the choice is yours! We also like to top ours off with cilantro, lime wedges and tortilla chips. Sometimes we like to add avocado.

Let your slow cooker do the work! With ingredients like - chicken, tomatoes, carrots, onion and hominy in a zesty and flavorful broth - this Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is big on Mexican flavors! #slowcooker #mexican #soup



Slow Cooker Chicken Posole
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Yield: (4-6 servings)

Ingredients 
  • 1 can (15 oz.) yellow or white hominy, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Mexican-style diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 oz.) mild green enchilada sauce
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 3-4)
  • Chopped cilantro, optional
  • Lime wedges, optional

Instructions

In a 4 qt. slow cooker, combine the hominy, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, carrots, onions, garlic and cumin. Add the uncooked chicken and stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred. Stir chicken back into the slow cooker. Serve in bowls. Top with cilantro, if using. Serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips.

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Let your slow cooker do the work! With ingredients like - chicken, tomatoes, carrots, onion and hominy in a zesty and flavorful broth - this Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is big on Mexican flavors! #slowcooker #mexican #soup

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35 comments:

  1. Yum! I love soup in the fall & winter months!

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  2. This soup sounds delish, Jamie! Thanks so much for linking it up to Marvelous Mondays! :)

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  3. I love love love posole!! I can't wait to try this recipe and it is a slow cooker recipe to boot? AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing on Manic Monday!

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  4. Perfect for fall! If our temperatures ever start dropping here in South Florida : )

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  5. Soup is good ANYTIMEof the year,as long as you have some good bread to go with it.

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  6. I'm with you, I love soup and could eat it all the time. I also love latin dishes, this sounds and looks for yummy! The temps are perfect to start thinking about soup again, we had some last week since it cooled off. I'll be trying this one too! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  7. So I couldn't help it--I read about the rituals surrounding this soup. I'll take chicken, thanks!

    My dad loves hominy. I think he would like this soup. Will have to make it for him when he comes to visit. Thank you for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  8. This sounds great! I love soups like this. Thanks so much for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  9. This contains all of of my favorite ingredients I will have to give this a try :) thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great posole recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  11. This will be perfect for a chilly evening. And I love hominy! I am pinning this one for sure. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote for your three favorites.

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  12. Yum this looks so good. I'll definitely be pinning it. I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could pop over to my new blog http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/ and share the blog love!

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  13. What an excellent stew to come home to... thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  14. Love this looks so good! You are featured at Heavenly Treats Sunday, make sure to come over tomorrow and get your button!

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  15. Jamie, it is sure that time of the year when we start to really enjoy those great stews in our slow cookers. I love your recipe! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Looks yummy! Pinned for future reference :)

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  17. This looks wonderful! Hope your weekend is going well. Thanks for sharing such a great dish on Southern Sundays! Come back soon.

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  18. Hi Jamie! I will be featuring this soup on my blog today! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. :)

    Julie

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  19. This looks so good. I am trying to embrace the idea of fall and delish soups like this help. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you this week!

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  20. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

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  21. Ohhhhhhhhh my gosh that looks so good! And I love slow cooker recipes, I'm so pinning this!

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  22. What a warm delicious dish!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  23. Yum, Always looking for new crock pot recipes. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up last week to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you have for this week’s party! Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  24. Hey Jamie,
    This looks so good. I love posole. I have never made it with chicken before. I am going to have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  25. Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Say G'day Linky Party! This looks amazing. I have just pinned this yummy recipe!

    Hope to see you again this Saturday.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  26. This sounds so good!! Again another recipe I can't wait to try once it's cooler!! Pinning :)
    Thanks for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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  27. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  28. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. I have featured you today and hope that you'll return with a great mother's day dish, for the link up. -Savannah @ HammockTracks

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  29. Hi, Jamie! I've never made posole, but I think I need to give it a shot. This looks delicious, and I love that it's done in the slow cooker! Your photos are beautiful, as always. :) Pinned and tweeted!

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  30. Looks delicious! I have a feeling my family will like this one a lot! Pinning!

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  31. This looks delicious, Jamie. Slow cooker meals are the best! We eat soup when it is hot outside, too, but thankfully our temps are coming down so it can officially be soup season! :)

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  32. I made my first posole this summer. You are so right, it is great any time of year. Terrific recipe. Pinned.

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