Keto Avocado Chicken Posole

Posole is a traditional Mexican soup or stew. This keto avocado chicken posole has all of the flavors with none of the carbs!

Keto Avocado Chicken Posole
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WHAT IS KETO AVOCADO CHICKEN POSOLE (OR POZOLE)?

Posole (rather pozole) is a Spanish word.

Posole is a traditional soup from Mexican cuisine that uses hominy as its main ingredient. Hominy is made from dried corn, making it too high in carbohydrates to use in low-carb/ketogenic dishes. The hominy is added to the stew, along with a meat of choice, spices, and other ingredients.

It is often garnished with cabbage, peppers, radishes, avocado, or fresh cilantro.

This recipe, however, creates a delicious slow-cooker posole without the hominy. The addition of chicken and avocado helps to make this a wonderful dish, perfect for any meal.

KETO AVOCADO CHICKEN POSOLE INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this delicious Mexican-inspired soup, you’ll want to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 poblano peppers, sliced into large chunks
  • 1 avocado, cubed or sliced
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN POSOLE

  1. Place all ingredients (except avocado) into a slow-cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until chicken is cooked through and contains no pink
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove and discard onion quarters and poblano pepper chunks
  4. Remove chicken and shred in a separate bowl
  5. Place shredded chicken back into slow cooker and cook for an additional 30 minutes
  6. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with avocado
  7. Gobble down!
Keto Avocado Chicken Posole

CAN I USED ALREADY COOKED CHICKEN?

You sure can. If you were happen to have leftover chicken from another cooking session or a rotisserie, you could definitely use this instead of letting the chicken cook in the slow-cooker.

If you choose to do this, however, you might be making this dish more low-carb instead of keto. If you use a different type of chicken (rotisserie, chicken breast, chicken tenderloin, etc.) make sure to recalculate the nutritional info.

STORING LEFTOVER AVOCADO CHICKEN POSOLE

Storing your leftovers is super easy! Simply store them in an air-tight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

After this time, you’ll want to discard any leftovers you may have left.

A NOTE ABOUT THE AVOCADO…

You can decide what is best for you, but the avocado will be a bit tricky. You won’t be able to leave it as part of your leftovers because it will turn brown and mushy very quickly.

The best idea is to use fresh avocado each time you eat or serve the dish.

Keto Avocado Chicken Posole

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN POSOLE

This dish is extremely delicious and flavorful on its own. However, you probably want to add a delicious side dish or dessert to your meal to make it more complete.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index or check out all of our side dish recipes.

TOOLS TO MAKE AVOCADO CHICKEN POSOLE

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Keto Avocado Chicken Posole


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Keto Avocado Chicken Posole

Keto Avocado Chicken Posole

Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 8 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Posole is a traditional Mexican soup or stew. This keto avocado chicken posole has all of the flavors with none of the carbs!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 poblano peppers, sliced into large chunks
  • 1 avocado, cubed or sliced
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (except avocado) into a slow-cooker
  2. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or until chicken is cooked through and contains no pink
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove and discard onion quarters and poblano pepper chunks
  4. Remove chicken and shred in a separate bowl
  5. Place shredded chicken back into slow cooker and cook for an additional 30 minutes
  6. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with avocado
  7. Gobble down!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per ServingCalories 410 Total Fat 21g Carbohydrates 4g Protein 18g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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11 Comments

  1. An this be converted to an Instant Pot?

    • Logan Childress

      Robyn,

      I’m sure you could use an Instant Pot for this, but I am not sure of the exact time you’d need to use to achieve the same thing. Perhaps an hour of pressure would do the trick? If you try it out, let me know!

  2. Hello im curious can and if when would I add cubed radishes for that hominy effect.

    • Logan Childress

      Sergio,

      If you’d like to add radishes, you’d probably want to do that about 1.5 hours remaining in the cook. If you’re planning on cooking for 8 hours, then add around hour 6.5. Hope this helps!

  3. If you could also give directions for the stovetop that would be awesome.

    • Logan Childress

      Nicole,

      I will add that to my list! The short answer is, you’d just cook it over low heat for several hours on the stove.

  4. Yummy I can’t wait to try this

  5. How does the Avocado react to being cooked all this time?
    Your photo shows it in cubes…will it stay that way or will they breakdown during cooking??

    I have never had Pazole with avocado.

    Thanx

    • Logan Childress

      Art,

      Based on your question, I realize there is an error in how I wrote the instructions. The avocado is not added until the end, but I also mention adding all ingredients in the first step. My apologies and I will fix this.

  6. Love the looks of this recipe but it doesn’t provide the breakdown of carbs. Can you provide?

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