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Tasty Chicken and Hominy Soup done fast in Instant Pot with green salsa.


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and chopped
  • 1 large poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 (15.5 ounce) cans white hominy, drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  1. Combine tomatillos, poblano pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic in a blender; blend until smooth. Set salsa verde aside.
  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add olive oil, chicken, onion, oregano, and cumin; cook for 5 minutes. Add salsa verde, hominy, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  3. Close and lock the lid. Select Manual function according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Ladle posole into bowls.


  • Feel free to substitute pork for the chicken.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:40 mins
  • Additional Time:5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins


Nutrition Facts

  • 385 Calories
  • 16g Fat
  • 37g Carbs
  • 23g Protein