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Caldo de Pollo

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This is my first attempt at making caldo de pollo. I think it turned out great. You might need to add salt to taste as my recipe doesn't have very much. I like to serve this with warm corn tortillas and a side of Spanish rice and refried beans. Please enjoy and let me know what you think."
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2 h 10 m servings 606
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place chicken legs into a large stock pot and pour water over chicken; add garlic, salt, and garlic powder. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken meat falls off the bones, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in chicken bouillon cube and let dissolve.
  2. Mix carrots, potatoes, zucchini, chayote, and white onion in the broth, turn heat to medium-low, and cook soup at a low boil until carrots and potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir chopped cilantro into soup, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The pot should be covered with a lid at all times when you are not adding ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 606 calories; 25.1 42.3 51.6 160 2080 Full nutrition

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I am definitely going to try this recipe as I love homemade soups but I'm just curious, the picture shows corn on the cob and cabbage and yet neither is listed in the recipe......but I will def...

Perfect recipe and very easy to follow!! I added chile chipotle peppers and some Munster cheese to garnish and spice! But this I great as is!! Taste just like abuelitas!!! ??

Great recipe!! I made it but added one tablespoon of dried cumin, halved the salt and added corn on the cob. Even halving the recipe, it fed 8+ people.

I always add corn and cabbage, and it comes out tasting the same as my gramma's used to. Love this - thank you!!!

My daughters really like it . I used chicken stock instead of water and a roasted chicken ( $4.99 Costco , I buy a couple and freeze for chicken recipes ) . I haven’t tried serving it with fresh...

I was looking for a recipe similar to a Mexican soup I used to get from a catering truck in the neighborhood I used to work in. (Now know it's called caldo de pollo :) ). I've been craving it fo...

I made this and tweaked it to taste of course. I excluded zucchini and chayote only because I didn't have it on hand. I also used a gallon of chicken stock and a gallon of water instead of all w...

It was really good. I added cumin for more flavor an Flavorgods everything spicy. I added a variety of potatoes including sweet potato, corn on the cob and mushrooms. Topped with shredded cabbag...

Love it. just added cumin, garlic salt, chicken broth, cabbage served with white rice and lime with corn tortillas