Remove skin from chicken thighs and lightly season with salt and pepper. In large pot add water, chicken, tomato paste, onion, bouillon, garlic, and oregano. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low/Med. let simmer for 30 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots cover for another 30 minutes add saffron, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
You can add noodles if you like
If you don't have saffron you can use one one packet for Sazon Goya with Culantro and Annato.
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If you are looking for an authentic Cuban recipe for chicken noodle soup, unfortunately this is not the one. The soup was only okay, and it did not taste like authentic Cuban chicken noodle soup at all. Very bland and boring, and it was too lemony, despite having used the exact quantity of lemon juice called for in the recipe. I wouldn't make this soup again.
The receipi was great. The only things I would change are vegetables, which one decides what to use by preference . I added sweet potatoes and replaced the tomato paste and used tomato sauce and added some fresh tomatoes. Loved this receipi, one can tweak it to personalize. But it's perfect!
Wow! I really liked this soup. I made broth with leftover whole roasted chicken and I took the advice of another reviewer and used sweet potato. Also subbed lime juice because I had an excess of limes and lime seemed authentic. The seasoning I used was straight from this recipe. I like the versatility and am adding this to my faves.
Made some alterations based on the reviews and was more specific about quantities. Oh, and omitted the expensive saffron.
Here's what I did differently:
- 3 Yukon Gold potatoes cubed
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- a teaspoon or so of turmeric
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cubes of chicken bullion
Added some pasta and it turned out great. bullion
I was so excited to make this soup. But I was really disappointed. I love Lemon but 1/2 cup of lemon was way too much. I taste nothing but lemon juice when eating this. Was it suppose to be that way? It over powered everything else. So the Spices were lacking. I am not really a cook. But I would say it needs at least 3 bouillon cubes. Possibly double the pepper, salt, garlic, saffron. Possibly take down the lemon to 3 TB I will try these changes next time. I give it 3 stars because the portion size of water, carrots, potatoes and chicken are balanced pretty good. Although I would modify the instructions on the potato size. I used 3 small potatoes not sure what size potato to use. The instructions on how to cook are pretty good. Although didn't say when you should de-bone the chicken. I cooked in bone the entire time hoping it would add more flavor.