This Chicken and Potato Soup is hearty and comforting. It's very easy to make with simple ingredients.
What is Caldo de Pollo con Papa?
It is a simple soup popular in Colombian homes. Chicken and potatoes are simmered in a delicious broth flavored with garlic, onions, scallions and cumin. And it’s all about the garnish, my mom said. Always served with fresh leaves of cilantro, avocado, ají and lime juice.
When I was little and had a bad cold or a bad day, my mom would fix me a bowl of sopa de pollo. She said chicken soup will always make me feel better and it’s true. I still have chicken soup to this day when I don’t feel good and need comfort, the only difference being I now need to make it for myself!
Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
- 2 large chicken breasts bone in
- 12 cups chicken stock More if need it
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 cup of onion diced
- 6 scallions chopped
- ½ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 pound of potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chicken in a large pot with the cumin, salt, pepper, and the chicken stock. Place the garlic, onions and scallions in a blender with ¼ cup of water and blend. Add this mixture to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.
- Add half of the cilantro and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes more or until the potatoes are tender.
- Remove the chicken from the pot, de-bone it, breaking the meat into bite sized pieces, and return the meat to the soup. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve warm.
This chicken and potato soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container. If you don't like cilantro feel free to replace it with parsley.
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Sounds so good and comforting, I'm curious, which brand of chicken broth do you use?
I personally just use water and chicken bouillon cubes when I don't have the prepackaged broth. I counts 1 cube for every 2 cups of water so for the recipe you would need 6. I hope that help 🙂
That is also What I use, I like knorr. That is what we used in Colombia, growing up
This look delicious! Perfect!
Thanks for the recipe ...one more for my collection. 🙂
What a beautiful soup! Thanks so much for the recipe ...it's a keeper! 🙂
Hi Erica from Spain.
We always used to make our chicken stock from the carcase (plus any left over meat) from the Sunday roast. After boiling, to ensure that as much of the goodness from the bones had been leached out, the little bits of meat still adhering to the carcase would be picked off and added to the stock. = instant soup for when needed.
Here in Spain they have Sopa Picadillo which comprises Chicken stock with meats (chicken, serrano ham trimmings, etc), hard boiled egg (chopped), and a starch (potatoes or croutons or fideo pasta), with various chopped herbs afloat in the soup.
It is excellent and my favourite starter when we are out at a restaurant for lunch.
My mom made a very similar soup, but using pork spareribs instead of chicken. This looks very fresh, tasty and flavourful.
What a coincidence I posted about broth too! Will definitely give your recipe a try and yep loving the garnishes.
this is a simple yet satisfying bowl of food, erica! i like it!
I just had a question about how much water to add at step one. All it says is to add water but now how much.
Sorry....It was a mistake. It's chicken broth or stock (about 12 cups).
I just made this soup for my family. Everyone was a little under the weather. It tourned out delicious! Very flavorful, and comforting. Thank you for sharing.
This was delicious and will definitely make it again
Love the cilantro lime avocado
It looks delicios. I guess it doesn' require that much time to cook it?
This is the BEST SOUP EVER i used half of the ingredient because the last two times ive made it for me and my boyfriend its turned out to be a lot! But its soooo good and i love it with some hot sauce, lime and avocado! Make this soup you will not regret it
Delicious and super easy. A great go to when you’re sick or when you want something quick.