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Caldo de Pollo

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Authentic Mexican chicken soup Caldo de Pollo will surprise with its deep comforting flavor and will remind you of your moms soup. Sopa de Pollo is one of the best soup i ever tried!

Caldo de Pollo

Who doesn’t like a good soup on a cold day? With easy ingredients like in this soup, everyone can make this dish from scratch.

When you cook this Mexican chicken soup, your entire house smells absolutely fantastic. The broth turns out so rich and thick, full of flavors and just incredible!

Caldo de Pollo

How to make caldo de pollo.

  • Start with some good big pieces of chicken. I know some people even use whole chicken for a pot of broth. I prefer just a few thicken thighs, when you cook it for a few hours, the broth turns out very rich. 
  • Vegetables. My favorite vegetable combination for Sopa de Pollo is of course corn, carrots, chayote ( Mexican squash), zucchinis, onion. Sometimes i add chopped cabbage, or even sliced tomato. Be creative and explore new flavors! 
  • Cooking time for Caldo de Pollo varies from 2 to 3 or even 4 hours. I usually cook it for 2 hours and then additionally for another 40 , after i add all the veggies.
  • Zucchinis cooked fast so we add them last. I dont really like how overcooked zucchinis taste. They will basically just dissolve in the broth if you will cook them longer then 1 hour. 
  • GARNISH. My favorite part!! I love to garnish my bowl of soup with just about everything- avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, lime, chopped scallions….

First i tried Caldo de Pollo in a Mexican restaurant in San-Francisco and instantly fell in love. Once i learned how easy is it to make at home, i started to cook it every week, thats how it is!

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5 from 13 votes

Caldo de Pollo

Authentic Mexican chicken soup Caldo de Pollo will surprise with its deep comforting flavor and will remind you of your moms soup. Sopa de Pollo is one of the best soup i ever tried!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: caldo de pollo, mexican soup, soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken thighs you can use 1 whole chicken as well
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 2 chayote cubed
  • 2 zucchinis sliced
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 corn caut in thirds
  • 1 onion sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • Wash chicken thighs and put them in to a big pot, full of water(i used frozen chicken). Cook over slow-medium heat for 2 hours.
  • Add all the veggies in to the broth except zucchinis. Cook for additional 40 minutes. Add zucchinis and cook for 10 minutes over slow heat.
  • Garnish soup with avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime, green onions

Notes

FOR KETO please reduce your corn intake.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4.5mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Tasha lopez

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Can I do this in the insta pot?

Tatiana Shifruk

Thursday 17th of October 2019

Hello Tasha! I have an Instant pot recipe for caldo de res, the cooking proccess will be pretty similar with chicken. Hope this helps!

Holly

Sunday 11th of November 2018

This soup looks sooo good! It sounds so flavorful and healthy too!

Amanda Mason

Sunday 11th of November 2018

I'm loving this recipe! Full of flavor and protein! I've been looking for more recipes to make on Sunday's so they are ready for me to take to lunch during the week!

Sri Mallya

Sunday 11th of November 2018

I love Mexican food. Your recipe is so flavorful. I will try this soon and let you know. Thanks for sharing

lauren

Saturday 10th of November 2018

Perfect to add to the arsenal of fall and winter soups! There are so many delicious vegetables going on in here but I also love how reminiscent this is of classic chicken soup.