Sopa De Pollo (Cuban Style Chicken Soup)

Sopa De Pollo (Cuban Style Chicken Soup)

14 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 93% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is a great and hearty soup that always makes me feel better on those sick rainy days.


6 Chicken Thighs
1 medium Yellow Onion
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Saffron
6 cups of Water
2 cloves garlic
1 cube Chicken Bouillon
2 Potatoes
1 medium Carrot
1/2 cup Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Tomato Paste

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Remove skin from chicken thighs and lightly salt. 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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Great and simple for a cold winter day.



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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.
RhumBaba 2m ago

It came out great! Used a little less lemon juice, per one of the reviews. . But over all definitely a recipe I am adding to my list of regulars. ;)
Redheadeded 1y ago

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
SeattleNick 1y ago

Perfect and simple. I used chicken broth and topped soup with avocado and toasted tortilla slices.
robbgriffin 2y ago

Great recipe, very tasty!
RenSeattle 2y ago

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.
angelalaw 3y ago

It was fine but not a hit with my family.
Stewdebaker 4y ago

Very good soup...i didn't have carrots, so i added a sweet potato, corn on the cob and some green onions at the end...thank you, Jersey :)
birdchik 4y ago

Very tasty! I doubled everything since I used 12 chicken thighs. I still put 1/2 cup of lemon juice instead of doubling it and I added cabbage. Next time I'll omit cabbage & add corn on cob. I'm not much of a soup cook but this came out great!
Jesca91 4y ago

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