recipes: comfort food chicken sopas

day 17 of the 30 day blog challenge

comfort in a warm bowl 🙂

photo source: click the photo to visit the site, Kusina ni Manang 🙂

one of the best comfort food i have ever known would be chicken sopas, some may call it chicken soup; but the effects after scooping in a hearty spoonful into your mouth feels like the most comforting hug your mom ever gave you.

and since sharing is caring, i’ll share my own recipe for chicken sopas. 🙂

what you need: (note: i don’t do exact measurements and i cook based on my taste)

chicken breasts or thighs around 2-3 pcs
carrots
potatoes
celery
salt and pepper
1 pack of 1kg macaroni noodles or depending on how many you want to prepare
1 can evaporated milk
1 tetra pack of cream
garlic & onion

what you do:

boil the chicken for 30 mins or more until you get that perfect chicken stock
don’t throw away the boiled stock, this will be your soup base
flake the chicken to your desired size (strips, chunks etc)

saute garlic and onion
add the chicken
add a dash of patis/fish sauce
season with salt & pepper

what i learned from my mom so that the noodles won’t get too soggy and big after cooking them is to add the raw noodles while sauteeing the chicken, garlic and onions.

transfer everything into the stock. bring to a simmer
add the carrots, potatoes, celery or other veggies you like
add the evaporated milk and cream (this is where you can gauge how much milk you want. my kids & myself love it really creamy and milky)
simmer (again) until the veggies are soft
season with salt & pepper

and serve with love and a smile 🙂

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