Recipe by Beth Alberts
"I recently came back from Del Mar, CA, and a few of the Mexican restaurants served Sonoran-style Caldo De Pollo. I attempted to mimic this recipe as closely as I could to match the delicious soup I ate there. I'm open to suggestions to make this recipe better as this is my first time attempting it."
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1 1/4 pounds
extra large chicken bouillon cubes (such as Knorr®)
salt and ground black pepper to taste
white onion, chopped, or to taste
avocado - peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
fresh cilantro, chopped
This recipe is a great starter. It was just the flavor I was looking for. I followed the recipe, but added/adjusted the following. I omitted the broth and used chicken and tomato bouillon cubes. I still had a very rich, deep flavored soup. I added 1/2 cup each celery, carrots and tomato, just because 1. I needed to use them up, 2. I thought this soup needed some veggies, and 3. I like those veggies in chicken based soups. I didn't make the rice - I had regular steamed rice already. Lastly, I added a squeeze of lemon to bring out all the flavors. Excellent!! My husband, who isn't big on soups even liked this one. Will make again and again. Thank you for the recipe.
This is a great attempt at a Caldo Tlalpeño, a very typical Mexican chicken soup. In order to be true, it needs to have some small diced pico de gallo (tomato, onion, Serrano pepper) and Oaxaca cheese (Monterey Jack would be a good sub). You can also add tomato puree (a natural one is better) and / or guajillo chilli that has been toasted, deveined and cleaned and mixed (in a blender) with a cup of the broth and the onion.
the Spanish rice is usually fried until lightly tan then add water/chicken broth/tomatoes/cumin/corn cover and cook low heat until done approx. 15 min
Authentic Mexican chicken soup: the best taste comes from using a whole chicken (cut up)with skin simmer in salted wateror you can also add Knorr Suiza(chicken flavor) flavoring until cooked thru. Once chicken is cooked add veggies (carrots,potatoe,celery) a pinch of cumin (cilantro optional) and a handful of rice let simmer again and that is "michoacan style" chicken soup.
Except I did not add bouillon. I used 99% fat free chicken broth and cooked brown rice in plain water without chicken broth or chile. I also added celery and carrots to the soup! It came out DELISH!
Made this today. It's raining and 63deg. So why not? I added celery and carrots and used water and 5 large chicken and 1 tomato cubes of Knorrs. Sided it with Monterey Jack cheese and sweet cornbread. Yummy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caldo De Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 330
** Calories from Fat: 96
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