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Caldo de Pollo Recipe
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Caldo de Pollo

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"This is my first attempt at making caldo de pollo. I think it turned out great. You might need to add salt to taste as my recipe doesn't have very much. I like to serve this with warm corn tortillas and a side of Spanish rice and refried beans. Please enjoy and let me know what you think."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 50 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. Place chicken legs into a large stock pot and pour water over chicken; add garlic, salt, and garlic powder. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken meat falls off the bones, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in chicken bouillon cube and let dissolve.
  2. Mix carrots, potatoes, zucchini, chayote, and white onion in the broth, turn heat to medium-low, and cook soup at a low boil until carrots and potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir chopped cilantro into soup, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The pot should be covered with a lid at all times when you are not adding ingredients.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jan 07, 2014

Perfect recipe and very easy to follow!! I added chile chipotle peppers and some Munster cheese to garnish and spice! But this I great as is!! Taste just like abuelitas!!! ??

 
Jan 11, 2014

I am definitely going to try this recipe as I love homemade soups but I'm just curious, the picture shows corn on the cob and cabbage and yet neither is listed in the recipe......but I will definitely try it and since I love cabbage I will add it as well.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 22, 2013

Great recipe!! I made it but added one tablespoon of dried cumin, halved the salt and added corn on the cob. Even halving the recipe, it fed 8+ people.

 
Mar 15, 2014

I always add corn and cabbage, and it comes out tasting the same as my gramma's used to. Love this - thank you!!!

 
Nov 16, 2014

I was looking for a recipe similar to a Mexican soup I used to get from a catering truck in the neighborhood I used to work in. (Now know it's called caldo de pollo :) ). I've been craving it for months! This was very close, but it needed a bit more spice. I added ground black pepper (1/4 tsp. ++) and about the same amount of cumin. I pulled off the chicken skin before adding the veggies so we wouldn't have to deal with it after serving. Super good! A++.

 
Nov 13, 2014

I made mine a little different and changed timing a little posted pic not sure if went through

 
Feb 06, 2014

I love make this but I add el pato salsa de chile fresco aka tomato sauce {Mexican hot style} it adds a little flavor to it

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 606 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 51.6 g
  • 103%
  • Sodium
  • 2080 mg
  • 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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