Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopa de Pollo y Pasta)

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. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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.

  5. Noni says

    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.

  6. Andrea says

    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.

  7. Amelia says

    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

  8. says

    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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