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Pozole blanco in a brown bowl with hot salsa and tostadas
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Authentic Mexican Pozole Blanco

Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pozole, Pozole blanco
Servings: 10 Cups
Calories: 170kcal


For the Pozole

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can Hominy 25 oz
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Marjoram
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tsp salt more or less to taste

For the Chile de Arbol Salsa

  • 4 chile de arbol
  • 1 Chile ancho
  • 1 Chile guajillo
  • 3 garlic
  • salt
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or other oil


  • chopped radish
  • limes
  • Tortillas Strips
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Onions
  • Avocado


For the Pozole

  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot and add the salt.
  • Add the following ingredients either to a spice bag or directly to the water: rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, and onion. If using the spice bag, close it and add to the water.
  • Immediately add the chicken breasts and cook over medium high heat until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove the spice bag if using. If not using, remove the onion, garlic, bay leaves, and other herbs and dispose of them.
  • Remove the chicken, shred, and then add it back to the broth.
  • Add the hominy and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with the the chile de arbol salsa (if desired) and the other accompaniments.

Chile de Arbol Salsa (Very spicy!)

  • Remove the stems from the chiles, and then saute all of the ingredients in a frying pan with the oil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients (including remaining oil) to a blender and blend well. You can add a small amount of water or broth for a thinner consistency.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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