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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: mexican soup, soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Tatiana Shifruk


  • 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


  • 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


FOR KETO please reduce your corn intake.
Nutrition Facts
Caldo de Pollo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 885mg25%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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