Canja (Portuguese Chicken Soup)

1
Tara Pacheco

By
@tnj2008

Canja is a popular Portuguese soup - made with rice, chicken, & onion. It is a soothing soup that will warm your soul & stomach. The photo doesn't do this soup any justice (soup photos never come out any good on the camera from my phone lol).. but, it is really tasty!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

3/4
chicken breast
1/2
onion, minced
2 clove
garlic, minced
8 c
water
1
packet poultry seasoning, or bouillon
1/2 c
long grain rice
1/2
lemon
2 Tbsp
olive oil
salt & pepper

How to Make Canja (Portuguese Chicken Soup)

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large pot, boil your chicken breast over med/high heat. Once chicken is just about done, remove from water and shred with a fork. Add the poultry seasoning to your pot. Place the chicken back in.
  • 2Saute your onion & garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Cook over medium heat, being careful not to burn your garlic.
  • 3Add the onion & garlic mixture, along with your rice to the pot and allow to cook until rice is expanded and tender.
  • 4Add salt & pepper to taste. Add juice of half a lemon. Serve & enjoy!

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About Canja (Portuguese Chicken Soup)

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy