Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Soup

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day #4 – Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Soup)

This slow cooker chicken posole soup is really easy. And really delicious. A favorite combination of mine :-)

I got the idea for this easy slow cooker chicken posole soup from my sister.

Thanks, Sis!

It’s another Favorite Easy Healthy Recipe for Using Rotisserie Chicken that didn’t make it in the book!

I’d never heard of posole, a Mexican soup of hominy and pork, chicken or other meat, until moving to the southwest.

Or tasted hominy, come to think of it. I didn’t even know what it was.

Hominy is made from dried whole corn kernels that have been soaked in a lye or lime solution to soften the tough outer hulls. They get big and puffy and are a bit chewy. You can find canned hominy in the grocery aisle.

So, I guess this easy slow cooker chicken posole soup is really just Mexican chicken soup. With a bit of a kick!

What really makes this slow cooker chicken posole soup fun to eat is the garnishes. You can use any or all of the following:

  • Shredded cabbage or jicama
  • Chopped onion (yellow, red or white)
  • Chopped avocado
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Slivered radishes
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges

If you really load up on them, it’s kinda like eating soup and salad all at the same time. How healthy and delicious is that?

Skinny on Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Soup

According to my calculations, each generous 1-3/4 cup serving of slow cooker chicken posole soup has 174 calories and *4 PointsPlus. And it works with the Simply Filling Technique too.
Enjoy!

4.8 from 5 reviews
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Soup
 
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This easy slow cooker chicken posole soup is healthy and delicious with just 174 calories and *4 PointsPlus.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup green salsa
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (about 15 ounces each) white hominy, rinsed and drained
For the garnishes, any or all of the following are great:
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Shredded jicama
  • Slivered radishes
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped avocado
  • Chopped tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Stir together the onion, salsa, stock, chicken and hominy in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Serve hot with optional garnishes.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1-3/4 cups): 174 calories, 4 g fat, 16 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein and *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
If you liked this easy slow cooker chicken posole soup recipe you might also like:

Slow Cooker Mexican Meatball Soup
Slow Cooker Spanish Potato Onion Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken Pasta Fagioli

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Comments

  1. says

    Made this tonight for the first time. All I can say is “Mmmmm, Mmmmmm, good!” It is delicious on its own, without garnishes, but I chose to top mine with chopped tomatoes. My teenager, who doesn’t need to worry at all about her weight, topped hers with a small serving of shredded Mexican blend cheese. Another winning recipe!

  2. says

    Made this again for the second time today. Actually had been craving it for over a week and finally remembered to pick up more hominy. Must say that it is just as delicious today as the first time. I think this is one of those recipes I am addicted to and will have to start keeping the ingredients on hand at all times. Thanks again!

  3. Suzie Campbell says

    I made this soup last week and it was wonderful. I had to tell my fb friends how good it was so I posted a yummy picture of the soup. Thanks for this recipe. I will make this a cold weather staple recipe.

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