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Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 4 votes
Servings 4 to servings


  • 3 chicken breasts with bone
  • 1 cup of aliños sauce see recipe here
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground achiote or sazón with color
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup alphabet shaped pasta uncooked
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken in a medium pot and add the cumin, achiote, chicken broth, salt, pepper and aliños. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked and tender.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and take the meat off the bone. Discard the bones and set the meat aside.
  • Add the carrots, peas, pasta and cilantro to the soup. Cook for about 8 minutes more. Return the chicken to the pot and serve hot.
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