CHICKEN · FILIPINO FOOD · PASTA

Chicken Sopas

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When I was younger my mom used to cook Chicken Sopas for dinner. Believe or not, I eat it with rice! Yeah, I know! Carbs on Carbs right? Yesterday, I started my 12 weeks body transformation (more about this on my travel blog https://bravobenny08.com/). I will be working hard to achieve the impossible! Kidding aside, I am not obese nor skinny but I wanna tone my body.  With this being said, I will try my best to prepare healthier meals and skip Junk food – not that I’m a fan of it.

My moms usual Sopas doesn’t have any veggies in it, knowing her kids wont eat veggies! Now that we have all grown up and obviously understood the importance of veggies on our diet, I try my best to include them on my dishes. With last nights Chicken Sopas, I added some carrots and cabbage in it.

Let’s get it on!

What you’ll need:

1/2 Lbs. Chicken Breasts – sliced to 1″

1 medium size onion – diced

3 cloves of garlic – diced

1 Medium sized carrot – cubed

1/4 of a medium size cabbage – sliced as you desire

2 1/2 cups of Elbow macaroni

1 big can of Evaporated milk

3 cups of water

2-3 cups of Chicken Broth

3-5 tbsp. of fish sauce – you can use salt if you prefer

1 tsp. of pepper

3 tbsp. cooking oil

3 pieces of hot dogs – sliced as desired (This is optional)

Let’s start cooking!

1.) In a deep pot preheat your cooking oil and add the chicken.

2.) Once chicken changes color, add the onion and garlic.

3.) When onion turns translucent, add the water and wait till it is hot/boiling.

4.) Add the Elbow macaroni and cook until al dente.

5.) Once the Macaroni is cooked, add the chicken Broth and Evaporated milk.

6.) Add the Carrot and Cabbage (and hot dogs).

7.) Season with Fish sauce or salt and pepper.

 

This soup can also be served together with fried fish or pork. Up north (Luzon) they normally serve this with hard boiled eggs. I still have to get use to that as I still find it weird.

Try this recipe when its cold and raining. This is one of the Filipino’s comfort food, an easy meal to prepare but very heart warming.

Enjoy!

Ciao,

Benny

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