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Creamy Chicken Sopas Recipe
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Filipino creamy chicken sopas recipe

This creamy chicken sopas recipe is a popular chicken soup recipe in the Philippines. It's made with elbow macaroni, chicken, milk, and butter. It's very delicious and easy to prepare at home and is most loved by kids, any time of the day!
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Chicken, Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 377kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $6


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked then shredded (or sliced thinly)
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 medium carrots sliced diagonally
  • 2 stalks celery sliced diagonally
  • 10 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ head small cabbage coarsely chopped
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • Green onions chopped for garnish


  • Boil the chicken breasts until tender and cooked. When cool enough to handle, shred with a fork or with your hands. Retain the liquid where it was boiled (if not using chicken broth). Strain if necessary. Set aside.
  • Boil enough water for the pasta. Cook the macaroni al dente (not mushy, still retaining some bite). While waiting for the pasta water to boil, prepare the vegetables.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil. Saute the onions, garlic, celery, and carrots until the onions become translucent and the vegetables are tender (about 5 minutes). Season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the shredded chicken. Add the broth (or water). Season with some fish sauce (if using) or just more salt (to taste).
  • Bring to a boil. Add the cabbage, cooked macaroni, and evaporated milk, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or just until the cabbage leaves are soft. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Ladle into bowls. Garnish with some chopped green onions if you wish. Enjoy!


Calories: 377kcal