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Chicken Soup

chicken soup Entree
Chicken Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

Every year, as winter starts to loom around the corner, I always hit the market to grab all the basic necessities to make my favorite comfort food: caldo de pollo (chicken soup). There's nothing better than coming home after a long day and opening the fridge to find a little something cozy to eat and warm my belly. And when people come over, it's such a nice thing to have a pot of chicken soup on the stove ready to be shared. It's super easy to make, too, basically requiring just 5 or 6 veggies and some chicken. I remember as a kid, every time anybody got sick during the winter, there was my grandpa Sando, scuttling about the kitchen making a pot of caldo de pollo. It just represents wholesome goodness to me. And it fills me with that holiday spirit as I eat it with a big smile on my face. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
quarts water
1
whole chicken, cut into pieces
1
whole onion, cut into pieces
3
garlic cloves
3
celery stalks
Cilantro, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
3
carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
3
potatoes, each cut into 4 pieces
2
zucchini, cut into 3-inch pieces

Sides:

Mexican rice
Lime or lemon
Corn tortillas

Directions

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  • 1
    In a large pot filled halfway with water, add the chicken, onion, garlic cloves, celery, cilantro, salt, pepper and carrots and heat over a medium flame. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Once it boils, add in the potatoes and zucchini. Cover the stew again and lower the flame to a simmer. Cook for an additional 40 minutes or until the veggies are fork tender.
  • 3
    Serve hot with Mexican rice and lime. Eat with corn tortillas.
  • 4
    Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This stew can be made the day before and will taste just as good, if not better, the next day.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Every year, as winter starts to loom around the corner, I always hit the market to grab all the basic necessities to make my favorite comfort food: caldo de pollo (chicken soup). There's nothing better than coming home after a long day and opening the fridge to find a little something cozy to eat and warm my belly. And when people come over, it's such a nice thing to have a pot of chicken soup on the stove ready to be shared. It's super easy to make, too, basically requiring just 5 or 6 veggies and some chicken. I remember as a kid, every time anybody got sick during the winter, there was my grandpa Sando, scuttling about the kitchen making a pot of caldo de pollo. It just represents wholesome goodness to me. And it fills me with that holiday spirit as I eat it with a big smile on my face.

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