Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rainy Season is here : Chicken (Sopas) gets cooking!

Chicken soup also known as "sopas" in Filipino is one of the most favorite dishes in the Philippines especially in a rainy season! Try to cook chicken soup at Pinoy Food taste!


300 grams chicken
2 tbsp oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
salt and pepper to tast
patis/fish sauce to taste
3-4 cups broth
1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni elbows

1. Make chicken broth by puting chicken and 1 teaspoon salt in 4 cups of water. Bring to boil then to cook the chicken. When cooked, shred chicken and reserve broth for later.

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pot, saute garlic and onions then add the shredded chicken. Add 1 tsbp fish sauce and a dash of crushed pepper. Saute till chicken, is almost browned. Add the carrots and saute some more.

3. Add 1/4 cup broth and let it simmer. Add the uncooked macaroni and mix well.
Add the 3-4 cups broth that have been kept hot to the pot. (I usually heat the broth while I am sauteeing the ingredients for the sopas.).

4. Cook until macaroni is almost done, around eight minutes or. Add the shredded cabbage and bring to a boil. At this point you may add more broth depending on your preference for a thick or thin sopas). When cabbage is cooked, add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Remove from fire then add 1/2 cup of milk. Mix everything then it is ready to serve.

If you want to try other variety, you can also use pork or experiment with evaporated milk or add hard boiled egg on top. Enjoy your chicken sopas!


Anonymous said...

Favorite ko yan!!!!

Recipe ideas can be great with love and care felt while cooking. I can't imagine how much my love one's will love this dish!