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Caldo De Pollo Recipe

Caldo De Pollo

  • Author: Jeanine
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes


Caldo de pollo is the ultimate Mexican chicken soup recipe that's loaded with flavor, with lots of chunky chicken, vegetables and seasonings simmered in homemade chicken stock. Easy to make!


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Prepare the Chicken: In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until fragrant. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides.
  2. Add Spices: Sprinkle cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper over the chicken. Stir well to coat the chicken with the spices.
  3. Add Vegetables: Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Add carrots, potatoes, zucchini, corn, green beans, and diced tomato. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Simmer: Allow the soup to simmer for about 30-40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Adjust Seasoning: Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference.
  6. Serve: Once everything is cooked to perfection, stir in chopped cilantro and remove the pot from heat. Ladle the hot Caldo de Pollo into bowls and serve with warm tortillas or rice.
  7. Garnish (Optional): You can garnish the soup with additional cilantro, avocado slices, or a squeeze of lime juice for added freshness.



Makes about 4 quarts.


You can easily include other vegetables in your caldo de pollo. This soup was made to load it up. Some favorites include onion, celery, garlic, peppers, chayote, squash, beans and others. 


Some recipes skip the tomatoes and tomato sauce for a clearer chicken stock base.


Try your caldo de pollo with rice.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Soup
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican


  • Calories: 192

Keywords: Caldo De Pollo Recipe

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