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chicken posole stew
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Slow Cooker Chicken Posole Stew | Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

You can make Posole a million different ways, but we're partial to this Chicken Posole Stew recipe from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. The key is hominy, which is just dried corn that has been soaked until the hull can be removed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy recipes, Posole, slow cooker recipes, stew recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Simply Sugar and Gluten Free


For the stew:

  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 2 15 ounce cans white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups good quality Gluten Free chicken stock
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 3 scallions, both green and white parts, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons light ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Optional toppings:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Queso Fresco or other good quality Mexican cheese (Monterey jack would work)
  • Shredded radishes (Use the large holes on your box grater)
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Gluten-Free Tortilla chips


  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the slow cooker. Put remaining ingredients in and stir the top to mix in spices. Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours, or until chicken and carrots are cooked through and tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return chicken to crock, stir to combine. Serve with toppings if desired.