Caldo De Pollo (Chicken Soup)

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 3 - 4 pound chicken, cut into pieces, skinned
2 qt chicken broth or water
2 chili peppers, anaheim or new mexico
2 large potatoes, cubed
2 - 3 ears corn, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, quartered
2 zucchini, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
4 ribs celery, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
4 carrots, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 Tbsp garlic. chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/3 c fresh cilantro, finely chopped

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Jeanne Benavidez Recipe
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Odessa, TX (pop. 99,940)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jeanne's notes for this recipe:
Another recipe I learned from my mother-in-law. This is a very delicious and hearty soup.
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In a large pot, cover chicken breasts with broth and bring to a boil. Add water if necessary so that liquid covers chicken by 1 inch.
Cook for 15 minutes, skimming off any fat that floats to the surface.
Add seeded and diced chiles (be sure to wear rubber gloves and don't touch your face).
Add potatoes, corn, onion, celery, carrots and seasonings. Reduce heat, cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add zucchini and adjust salt and pepper, if necessary. Continue simmering until vegetables are tender.

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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Dec 4, 2011
I love this soup! I really love having it when I am sick; it seems to make me feel better. Great recipe; I have never made it myself but go and buy it at a family owned Mexican restaurant.
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Dec 4, 2011
Yes, Kim, it does seem to make you feel better when you're sick and it is so good on a chilly day. Hope you try making this's fairly easy. Enjoy ;)
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Dec 4, 2011
thanks Jeanne I will try and do that.
user Toni T Toni6921 - Dec 7, 2011
Jeanne, my Grandson will love this soup!! Thank you for sharing.

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