Puerto Rican Chicken Soup

January 22, 2018

In my family chicken soup is not your ordinary chicken soup. For years my mom has been making her version of chicken soup since I can remember, but with a little twist. I’ve never had a chicken soup that tastes just like my mom’s. Every winter my mother will make this soup twice through out the season. And the magic ingredient that adds the twist to the soup is, sofrito. Which is why I call it Puerto Rican Chicken Soup. What can I say Hispanics throw sofrito in everything. And it adds great flavor too! This soup is also very easy to make. The aroma and flavors this soup has is amazing! Here is what you will need to make it.

Ingredients

Water (about half way up the pot)

Salt to taste

1 onion chopped

2 chicken breasts or any chicken you have on hand

Sofriot

2 to 3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. tomato past

3 or 4 Corn on the cobs

Carrots chopped

potatoes chopped

1 package Lipton chicken soup


Fill your pot half way up the pot with water.

Sprinkle in some salt and taste. Do not make water too salty!

Add in chicken and chopped onions and cover pot with the lid.

Boil until chicken starts to fall apart. Once chicken starts to fall apart bring soup to a simmer.

Remove onions from the pot. With 2 forks start to cut and shred the chicken. You can make them into any size pieces you desire.

On medium heat add olive oil to a frying pan. When the oil is hot fry the sofrito for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then add in the tomato paste. After frying for 2 minutes, remove frying pan from heat and add the sofrito & tomato past mixture into the soup.

Stir and combine all the ingredients.

Add in 3 to 4 corn on the cobs. Or you can add in canned or frozen corn.

For the Lipton chicken noodle soup. You can either buy the 2 package box of soup or cup a soup box which has 4 individual cup packages. I bought the cup a soup box. And I used 2 packages in the soup. If you have the regular 2 package box soup use only 1 package in the soup.

After adding the Lipton soup package stir and combine and add in your veggies. You can add in any veggies of your choice.

Cover pot and bring heat to a medium low. When potatoes are cooked and soft, your soup in done.

Serve soup in a bowl with any bread of your choice.

I LOVE eating my soup with a nice soft French baguette bread. Hmm! Enjoy!

 

 

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