There is nothing like having a bowl of hot Creamy Chicken Sopas to make you feel warm and comfy on a cold day, especially during this time when the temperature outside starts to get chilly. This recipe should be able to help you cook a delicious sopas that you can serve to the entire family.
This Creamy Chicken Sopas Recipe makes use of boneless chicken breasts and hot dogs. You may use bone-in chicken breast with skin too. Just make sure to remove the bones later on while you are shredding the meat. The hotdogs are nice to have. It also helps makes the dish look colorful and festive.
It is important for chicken sopas to be flavorful and have that nice solid chicken taste. This is one of the reasons why I am using chicken cube for this recipe. The evaporated milk, on the other hand, makes this soup dish rich and creamy; it also a distinctive ingredient that makes Filipino chicken macaroni sopas unique from other chicken noodle soups.
How to Cook Chicken Sopas
Start by preparing the chicken. Boil for around 18 minutes or until fully cooked. You will need to shred the chicken meat afterwards. Make sure that the chicken cools down before shredding.
There sauteeing involved in the process. Heat oil and start to saute the garlic, onion, celery, and carrot. These ingredients brings-in flavor to your chicken soup. Add the shedded chicken and hotdog slices. Note that the use of hotdog is optional.
Pour the water used in boiling the chicken earlier. You will have the leverage when using this because it is already infused with chicken flavor. Add the chicken cube for a more solid chicken taste. This makes a difference.
The macaroni cooks next. Make sure to add more water if needed. Sometimes the pasta absorbs more liquid than expected. Add cabbage and milk. Season with salt and pepper. It is that simple. Beginners will love this recipe.
Chicken Sopas with Milk
Milk makes this chicken sopas version rich and creamy. I am using evaporated milk for this recipe. Alternative ingredients for this type of milk includes fresh milk, powdered milk mixed in water, and whipping cream.
I recommend that you try to consume your sopas in one sitting. If there are leftovers, chances are that the macaroni will absorb the liquid overtime. You will have a bloated macaroni noodle dish the next day with almost no liquid left. You can add more water and milk, but this can make the macaroni soggy.