Chicken Sopas Recipe

September 20, 2012
(Last Updated On: July 12, 2016)

How to cook Filipino Chicken Sopas Recipe

Filipino Chicken Sopas Recipe is a comfort food and perfect when on a nice cold rainy day or when you’re not feeling well . There are many variations in the recipe, different from every region in the Philippines but it usually contains chicken cut into cubes or chicken strips with chicken broth, onions, vegetables such as carrots, cabbage and celery, elbow macaroni noodles and evaporated milk to give it a richer creamy flavor.

The word “sopas” came from the Spanish word “Sopa”, and it refers to soups in general.  Filipino dish has many Chicken soups these are tinolang manok, arroz caldo and sinampalukang manok but the Chicken Sopas is a bit different because it has a milk that makes the soup more creamy. Every Filipino most likely have tasted this dish “Chicken Sopas” that’s why if you have not yet tried this I would suggest that you give it a try, you will surely love it.

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Chicken Sopas Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 pieces chicken breast fillet
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 pcs regular hotdog, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 chicken broth cube for added taste
  • 6 cups water

Chicken Sopas Cooking Instructions:

  • Place chicken in a saucepan, add water, and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes. Take chicken out of the water and set aside.
    While the water in the saucepan is still boiling, add the macaroni. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, adding in the carrots and celery in the last 5 minutes.
  • While waiting for the macaroni to cook, cut the chicken into cubes or tear into shreds using two forks.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter then sauté the garlic, onion, hotdog, and chicken.
  • When the chicken have slightly browned, add the red bell pepper and sauté all the ingredients in the skillet together for another minute.
  • Transfer all the ingredients in the skillet carefully into the saucepan.
  • Add milk and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • For more flavor, add one chicken broth cube and stir until dissolved.
  • Serve hot.


Here’s the Chicken Sopas Recipe

chicken sopas recipe

Here’s the ready to serve Chicken Sopas Recipe

chicken sopas filipino recipe


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  • Reply

    Jim Marlon Macaraeg

    September 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks! One of my favorites!

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    cathy henatyszen

    February 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    looks yummy…thanks for sharing with everyone

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    Holly Trudeau

    January 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Sounds delic & fairly easy to make! Great for the cold months of winter!

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    December 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

    This is so easy to prepare and good for this kind of weather. Though I like my macaroni cooked enough not to have a soggy texture.

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    Kelli Easley

    December 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    This looks like a good recipe

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