Spicy Turkey Posole

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 13 ingredients

Posole is one of my favorite soups and this light, flavor packed spicy Turkey Posole gives new meaning to the idea of making do with leftovers. Making do? This easy dish is a delight...


  • 1 dried chipotle pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chopped onions, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound turkey thighs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 14.5-ounce can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ½ radish, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts


353 cals


16 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


28 g


7 g


6 g


26 g


823 mg


  1. In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat, add chile pepper and let steep until plump.
  2. In a blender, process the chili peppers, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic cloves, 1 cup onion and 1 cup water until smooth. Strain through a sieve and reserve liquid.
  3. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add remaining onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add turkey thighs and oregano. Cover with 10 cups water and chile liquid. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer the soup for about 30 minutes, or until turkey is thoroughly cooked and fork-tender.
  5. Remove turkey from pot and shred with two forks. Return turkey to pot and add hominy. Cook for another 5 minutes until turkey and hominy are warmed through.
  6. Serve in bowls and garnish with cilantro, red cabbage and radishes.

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All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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