Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopa de Pollo y Pasta)

by Erica Dinho on December 11, 2009

Sopa de Pollo con Pasta Colombiana

I have been sick all week with a bad cold and cough. Whenever I am sick I miss my mom’s chicken noodle soup, but since she is not here to make it for me, I had to make it for myself. What’s better than a warm bowl of chicken soup when it’s cold outside and you don’t feel good? Nothing, :) This sopa de pollo y pasta was absolutely delicious.

Buen provecho!

Receta de Sopa con Pollo y Pasta




(4 to 6 servings)

  • 6 chicken drumsticks bone in and skin off
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup angel hair pasta, broken in small pieces
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Achiote or color
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime and avocado for serving
  • Sopa de Pollo

Chicken and pasta Soup Recipe


  1. Place the chicken in a medium pot and add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the pasta and cilantro.
  2. Cook for about 45 minutes or until chicken is completely tender. Remove the chicken from the pot and take the meat off the bone. Discard the bones and set the meat aside.
  3. Colombian Chicken and Pasta Soup

  4. Add the pasta and cilantro to the soup. Cook for about 8 minutes more. Return the chicken to the pot and serve hot with lime and avocado on the side.
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1 Joy December 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM

What a beautiful post. What a lovely soup. I put a link to it on my Comfort Food page!


2 Joy December 11, 2009 at 5:13 PM

PS I f you don’t want it there, let me know and I will take it off.


3 Erica December 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Joy- Thank you!


4 Sarah Naveen December 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM

yummy yumm chicken soup..Love the color.perfect for the climate here..


5 KennyT December 11, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Get well soon Erica! I want a bowl of hot soup whenever I’m sick too.


6 Lisa December 11, 2009 at 6:04 PM

I have been making simple chicken noodle soup for weeks now but I must try this next time. I love the idea of adding lime and avocado at the end–two of my very favorite garnishes. Then again, I think they go with pretty much everything.


7 karen December 11, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Mmm, this looks so good! We’ve been eating a lot of soup so far this winter, but I haven’t made chicken noodle yet!


8 Jhonny Walker December 11, 2009 at 10:05 PM kind of soup…I want this right away :)


9 Oysterculture December 11, 2009 at 10:39 PM

What yummy looking soup, I hope it did the trick and you are feeling better. Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but it is cold and damp here, the kind of weather where chicken soup is a must!


10 Sook December 12, 2009 at 12:41 AM

I’m sorry you’ve been sick! It has been so cold lately even here in CA and I’ve been craving soup every night too! Your chicken noodle soup looks so beautiful! I still haven’t made homemade chicken noodle soup – I know, I’m lame! I will have to save the recipe so I can make it one night. :) Feel better soon!


11 Luigi December 12, 2009 at 2:40 AM

Nothing like chicken soup to help clear a cold or make the flu feel better. Hope you are 100% again very soon. This looks delicious, and slightly different to how we make it. Interesting recipe.


12 Swapna Raghu Sanand December 12, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the chicken soup and recover fast.


13 Simply Life December 12, 2009 at 7:33 AM

OH YUM! I’d love a bowl of this soup on a cold day like today!


14 Erica December 12, 2009 at 8:02 AM

Thank you guys for the wonderful comments! I appreciate it.


15 Devon December 12, 2009 at 9:58 AM

That achiote makes everything look so delicious.


16 pigpigscorner December 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM

A huge bowl of hot noodle soup is always welcome =)


17 Chris December 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM

That soup is a thing of beauty! What kind of lighting did you use and did you up the saturation? Looks great.


18 Erica December 12, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Chris- Thank you! I use natural light.


19 Ivy December 13, 2009 at 2:31 AM

Hope you are feeling much better now. Chicken soup is the best medicine for colds and love the way you have prepared it.


20 Noni December 13, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Thank you so much for this recipe! I made this soup for dinner tonight to the delight of my husband and daughter. Everyone had two bowls….Thanks again and I hope you are feeling much better today.


21 Erica December 13, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Noni- Thank you so much for the feedback!


22 monicajane December 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM

hope you’re feeling better…that soup should have certainly helped…
your photos are always so gorgeous…I aspire to such beauty


23 vinolia December 14, 2009 at 5:39 AM

the soup looks warm filling and delicious; hope you get well soon!!!


24 Taste Traveller December 14, 2009 at 7:09 AM

This looks delicious! I hope you feel better soon! :-)


25 Andrea December 14, 2009 at 10:09 PM

I am from Colombia and I am ashamed to tell you that I don’t know how to cook, but I am willing to learn. That’s one of my new year’s resolutions. I will be visiting your blog often. Everything looks muy rico, especially the hot dogs,,, OMG. Ya me dio hambre.


26 Amelia April 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM

This look great but what if I dont have achiote or coloring? Will it still come out just as good? I have the sazon goya with azafran and without? will that work? Its the only think I have that has color. My husband is sick and I would love to make him this :) Thank YOU


27 Erica April 19, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Amelia- Use the sazon goya with azafran.


28 Jeanette September 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM

This looks beautiful, with the achiote and cilantro, how special. Thank you for the recipe.


29 carmen March 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM

just love this website. thanks for the wonderful colombian recipes.


30 Chelsie April 16, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Fantastic as always!!! Your recipes never fail me! I married into a Colombian family and you sure help make me look good! :) Thanks so much for doing what you do!!!


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