Chunky Chicken Soup – Caldo de Pollo

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The Holidays are the perfect time for comfort food, and how much more comforting does it get than chicken soup? Or Caldo de pollo as we call it.


The beauty of it is that no matter what you decide to put in it, as long as you have pollo (chicken) and you have Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon to add to your broth, it will always be a house fav. It definitely was at our casa (house). And it’s an especially welcome sight on cold winter days and holidays like El Dia de los Reyes ( Three Kings Day). After turkey, tamales, and all the other traditional holiday flair, this lighter, good for you, yummy option totally hits the spot.  It’s also one of the first dishes I asked my Mom to teach me how to make. The number one thing she asked of me was – “Que no se te olvide el Knorr®.” (Don’t forget the Knorr®.) So my pantry is always stocked with plenty Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon – 2.2 lbs .

Here’s what you’ll need to make this classic dish at your house.


Chunky Chicken Soup – Caldo de Pollo Ingredients

1 (4-5 lb) whole chicken
8 cups water
1 tbsp salt
4 crushed garlic cloves
3 tsp Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon – 2.2 lbs
1 onion
6 celery stalks
1 bag of baby carrots or 6 medium carrots
1 small cabbage
1/2 bunch cilantro
Squeeze of lemon/lime juice to taste
La Morena® Whole Jalapeños for a little spice


Place chicken, water, garlic, and salt in a large stockpot, partially covered, over medium high heat. And while that cooks, get your veggies ready. I like my caldo (soup) on the chunky side, so I only coarsely chop mine. But feel free to chop yours up to your taste level.

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After about 30-40 minutes, remove the chicken from the heat to let it cool for deboning.


Reduce the heat on the stock and skim the fat off the top with a ladle.


Add in the veggies and stir in the Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon – 2.2 lbs.  Allow this to simmer, partially covered, for another 30-40 minutes or until veggies are tender.


While that continues to cook, remove the chicken from the bones, cut it into bite-size pieces, and add it back in.


Add in the chopped cilantro during the last 5 minutes and this yumminess is ready to be served.  Squeeze in some lime into each serving, top those that enjoy a little extra kick with a jalapeño, and enjoy!


I’m telling you, this deliciousness will not only be a hit with your friends and family, but the flavors will definitely transport you back to simpler times.  And with Knorr® y La Morena® on your side, you’ll have access to these sabores (flavors) for years to come.



All you have to do is head to the Hispanic food aisle in your neighborhood Walmart to find them and get ready to savor these trusted, high quality, ingredients that are sure to add a new flavor twist to your family favorites.


Then as you and your familia gather to dig into the Dia de los Reyes rosca to see who gets the baby this January 6th, greet them with this chunky caldo de pollo (chicken soup).  It will leave them all warm and fuzzy inside, as they wait in anticipation to see who gets the baby and the pleasure of throwing the next party.

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Buen Provecho!

Which Knorr® and/or La Morena® products add flavor to your holiday dishes?

Rocio Chavez
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    • Great question Denise, I’ve never made it in a crockpot, but I’m guessing it would be the same. I’d say for the first run cook all the ingredients on low heat for 6-7 hours, skim the fat, then taste it to see if it’s ready. If it is then you can debone and cut up the chicken into bite size pieces and serve. Keep me posted.

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