Filipino Chicken Sopas


Creamy chicken macaroni soup - comfort Filipino food that transcends culture, time, and ages. It's made simply in one pot that I have adjusted to be able to add all ingredients as you go.

close up view of Filipino Chicken Sopas in a black ladle
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


  • 6 cups water, or more as needed

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 pound bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce, or more to taste

  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine water and onion in a pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring back to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer broth until chicken thighs are tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken and add carrots to the broth. Stir in 2 tablespoons fish sauce, chicken bouillon, and black pepper.

  3. Shred chicken meat and discard bones; return meat to the broth and simmer until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Add macaroni; cook until tender, about 20 minutes, adding more water if needed. Stir in evaporated milk and butter; simmer until butter is melted. Add more fish sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour soup into serving bowls.

Cook's Note:

Any bone-in chicken parts will do.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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