Not Your Average Chicken Soup


In the Philippines, we call this “sopas,” good for everyone, most especially for those who are feeling under the weather. You probably already have the ingredients…



3 tbsp. Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado oil or olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium sized onion, diced

1 lb. boneless chicken breast (diced)

2 cups elbow or penne macaroni

3/4 cup carrots, julienned

3/4 cup fresh Nestle Carnation evaporated milk

1 cup water and 1 cup chicken broth

3/4 cup celery, cubed

Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 cans of 4.6 oz Libby’s Vienna Sausage, thickly sliced

Salt and pepper

A few slices of colored peppers

Some sliced scallions



1. Heat a deep soup pot and pour the oil in; when hot, add garlic and sautée until fragrant. Then, add onions until soft and put in the boneless diced chicken breast and cook for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper, stir, and then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.

2. Pour in water and milk and wait to re-boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the elbow or penne macaroni and cook for 8 minutes while stirring once in a while. Put in the carrots and celery, simmer for 3 minutes.

3. Add the cabbage and sliced Libby’s Vienna sausages, cook for 2 minutes more. Turn off the heat and throw in some cubed colored peppers and slices of scallions and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, serve while piping hot, it’ll definitely warm your body and soul. In case you don’t have chicken breast at hand you can use some Organic Reduced Sodium, Better Than Boullion Vegetable Base (boil 1 cup of it with 1 cup of water, stir or use whisker to mix well).

4. Serve with crusty bread, toasty dinner rolls or garlic bread…..

Peaches, Masarap!!!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna Lynn Mapanoo says:

    My all time fave soup. Glad you posted the recipe as everytime I cook sopas it always turnout what I call ‘white man’s sopas’ not the ‘Pinoy’ version. Now I know why. Love your food blogging Utol.👍😍


    1. Thank you so much Utol for the boost of confidence, By the way,my insights, feelings and gratitude excerpts is coming titled Food Blogging?……A dizzying ride of a Lifetime!, I thank you there and mentioned you as-Annalyn the globetrottingUKFashionista….Hoping that you like that…Let me know before I post it next time.


  2. Hsiaoping says:

    Ohhhhhhh. This is one of my favorite dish. Peachy: I love your presentation ! Very nice.


    1. Thank you so much ShiaopingTheRoyalty, that’s your blog name now.


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