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Creamy Chicken Sopas Recipe

Posted: August 5, 2013 in Recipe
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While I’m writing this post, I’m munching on a bowl of leftover creamy chicken sopas from last Saturday’s party which is perfect for this rainy Singapore weather.

Sopas is a Filipino style macaroni soup which has become my comfort food and would often cook it and share with friends. Below is my version of how to do a creamy chicken sopas.

What the heck do I need to get started? (Ingredients):

  • 500 grams of elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 kilo of chicken (preferably the breast part)
  • 1 pack of chicken sausage / hotdog
  • 2 cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 pcs of chicken cubes
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • 1 whole onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
  • water

What will I do with all these things? (Steps): 

1. Boil water in a pot then add 2 chicken cubes. Stir until the cubes completely dissolve. Turn down the heat before adding the 1 kilo of chicken. Let it simmer so that the chicken will cook nicely and for the broth to be more tasteful. Once done, take out the chicken and let it cool down. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE CHICKEN BROTH! As this will be the base of your soup later on.

2. Prepare the macaroni by boiling water on another pot. Mix in oil and salt then pour in the macaroni pasta. Oil is for the macaroni not to stick with each other and the salt is to add flavor to it. Stir from time to time. Be sure not to overcook the macaroni. Once done, drain it and quickly blanch with cold water. Set it aside.

3. Mince the onion and garlic.

4. Peel and dice the carrots.

5. Dice the cabbage as well.

6. Slice the chicken sausage / hotdog into thin pieces

7. By this time, the cooked chicken is now cool to hold and easy to shred into pieces.

Once all the dicing and slicing is done, it’s time to cook Sopas!

8. Heat up a big pot and let the butter melt. Saute the garlic and onions and add in the sliced chicken sausage / hotdog and shredded chicken.

9. Put the diced carrots, let it cook for awhile before adding in the diced cabbage. Add salt and pepper to taste.

10. Time to pour in the evaporated milk and the chicken broth! Stir and put the cooked macaroni. Add salt and pepper again according to your taste and also water if you want it to be more soupy. Cover and let it simmer – this is important so that the flavor really goes into all the ingredients.

11. And just like that, you now have a creamy chicken sopas that is perfect to share with family and friends.

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 How many people can eat this? (Servings):

10-20 bowls but still depending on your appetite. 😉 You can half the ingredients listed above if there are lesser number of people eating. But based on experience, it’s definitely ok to have leftovers as the sopas will even taste better after a day or 2 in the fridge – as with all the other soups that taste better after sometime. Be sure to let it cool down first before putting in the fridge and just put it out when it’s time to reheat.

Cha’s tip:

There are no hard and fast rules when cooking. Notice why I didn’t specify too much on the quantity of the ingredients? Because each one of us has his own way of cooking and tasting so it really depends on your style as well. You can even add your own twist as long as you enjoy cooking and eating the food! 🙂

Note:

You can even go as far as using halal certified chicken and sausages so that your Muslim friends can enjoy this hearty dish, too!

*Photos were grabbed from the internet for presentation purposes except for the final creamy chicken sopas which was my own.  No copyrights infringement intended.*

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