authentic Mexican soup recipes
December 3, 2006 8:14am CST
Caldo de pollo is simply chicken soup with spearmint.This is a very simple yet authentic recipe. 1 whole chicken (about 3 1/2 lbs.) cut in pieces (cut breast into 4 pieces you should have 10 total pieces of chicken) 1/2 large onion, stuck with two cloves 4 large garlic cloves (or to taste) peeled and cut in half 1 bay leaf 6-8 black peppercorns 2 celery ribs, with leaves 1 small bunch spearmint 2 carrots, cut in 1"-long chunks 2 ears of corn, cut into 4 pieces each 2 chayotes, peeled and cut into 1"-long chunks (you can use zucchini instead) salt to taste place chicken, onion, garlic,bay leaf, peppercorns, celery, and half the mint, and salt in a stockpot. Cover with water Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender you will have to remove the breast portions first or they will get tough strain the liquid remove everything but the chicken and carrot put the strained liquid back in the pot and bring to a boil. reduce heat and add the corn and zucchini when the vegetables are tender add the chicken and carrots simmer for 5 min place in heated soup bowls making sure to have some of each ingredient garnish with remaining spearmint Enjoy!!!