canja (portuguese chicken soup)

★★★★★ 1
By Tara Pacheco
from Fall River, MA

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!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For canja (portuguese chicken soup)

  • 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)

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Saute your onion & garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Cook over medium heat, being careful not to burn your garlic.
  • 3
    Add the onion & garlic mixture, along with your rice to the pot and allow to cook until rice is expanded and tender.
  • 4
    Add salt & pepper to taste. Add juice of half a lemon. Serve & enjoy!

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