Caldo De Pollo (Chicken Soup)

Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben

Another recipe I learned from my mother-in-law. This is a very delicious and hearty soup.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
Cook for 15 minutes, skimming off any fat that floats to the surface.
3
Add seeded and diced chiles (be sure to wear rubber gloves and don't touch your face).
4
Add potatoes, corn, onion, celery, carrots and seasonings. Reduce heat, cover pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
5
Add zucchini and adjust salt and pepper, if necessary. Continue simmering until vegetables are tender.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican