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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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

606 calories; 25.1 g total fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 2080 mg sodium. 42.3 g carbohydrates; 51.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
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 definitely try it and since I love cabbage I will add it as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
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 definitely try it and since I love cabbage I will add it as well. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
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 definitely try it and since I love cabbage I will add it as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
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!!!?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2014
I always add corn and cabbage and it comes out tasting the same as my gramma's used to. Love this - thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
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 corn but it looks good but always serve on side plate with fresh cilantro chopped onion avocado lime and dried oregano. Great winter dinner Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
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 water added a few more cloves of garlic because hello garlic corn on the cob cabbage radishes and added 2 more cubes of bouillon. Served with homemade flour tortillas. Mmmmm! This caldo was DEEEELICIOUS! My husband and teenage son L-O-V-E-D it. It was perfect on this cold rainy SoCal day. Definitely going in our menu rotation. Thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2014
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 for months! This was very close but it needed a bit more spice. I added ground black pepper (1/4 tsp. ) and about the same amount of cumin. I pulled off the chicken skin before adding the veggies so we wouldn't have to deal with it after serving. Super good! A. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2015
Love it. just added cumin garlic salt chicken broth cabbage served with white rice and lime with corn tortillas Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
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 cabbage cilantro and avocados. Read More
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