How to Make Basic Pozole

by Reyna Perez

This is a VERY BASIC style of Pozole. No frills. Nothing fancy. Very easy to make, takes approx 1.5 hrs... including prep time. Enjoy!!


  • 1 12 pc chicken thighs
  • 2 Pounds Pork Roast
  • 2 Med White or Brown Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Lg Pot
  • Water
  • 16 Ounces 2 cans of Salsa de Jalapeno
  • 16 Ounces can Hot Tomato Sauce
  • 1 6lb 9oz LG can of Hominy
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Large stock pot. Water... about 5 cups. Place on stove, turn stove on to med.

    Step 2

    Get 2 medium brown or white onions and cut them into quarters. Or in half, then in half again. Set aside.

    Step 3

    When the water is boiling... add the onions. Also add 2 TBS of salt. Put lid on.

    Step 4

    Get the pork out of the package and cut it into bite size chunks.

    Step 5

    Like this! I forgot to take a picture... but after you cut it up. Add it to the pot!

    Step 6

    Get the package of chicken thighs.

    Step 7

    Open it and remove the skin from all 12 pieces.

    Step 8

    Then add the thighs to the pot. *NOTE* I was using the wrong pot, so I moved everything into a different one. Stir it up, add the 1 Tsp of garlic and cover. Cook for 30 min. Stirring occasionally.

    Step 9

    OH! After you add the chicken thighs you should add water. Just enough to cover! Forgot to take a pic!

    Step 10

    After 30 minutes, remove the chicken only. Place in a large dish to cool.

    Step 11

    Remove about 4 cups of the broth. Set aside.

    Step 12


    Step 13

    Open the can and drain out the liquid. Then fill it with water...

    Step 14

    Like this! Swish it around a bit.... it's for rinsing purposes. Then pour it out again.

    Step 15

    Then add it to the pot!

    Step 16

    I use these brands because they have the right amount of heat. Open both cans pour them in and stir!

    Step 17

    The chicken should be cool enough. Remove the yucky parts... like the fat, the bone...etc. Then shred it!

    Step 18

    After it's shredded. Add to the pot. Stir it up! Cover it up and let simmer for about 15 minutes.