caldo de pollo (chicken soup)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Jeanne Benavidez
from Odessa, TX

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

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For caldo de pollo (chicken soup)

  • 1
    3 - 4 pound chicken, cut into pieces, skinned
  • 2 qt
    chicken broth or water
  • 2
    chili peppers, anaheim or new mexico
  • 2 lg
    potatoes, cubed
  • 2 - 3
    ears corn, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 md
    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

How To Make caldo de pollo (chicken soup)

  • 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.

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