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Chicken Sopas

Simple, delicious and easy, also a hit with the kids! Cut time by using chopped up roast chicken, if you like!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 people


  • 250 g elbow or straight macaroni can pre-cook
  • 3 pieces small carrots diced into small cubes
  • 3 pieces medium potatoes diced into small cubes
  • 350-500 grams chicken diced or strips
  • 1-2 chicken stock boullion cube
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger (I use jarred minced ginger)
  • 1-2 tsp garlic minced / jarred
  • 1 tbsp patis fish sauce
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • oil or butter for frying


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter or coat the bottom with oil, and sauté the onion, ginger and garlic til the onion is slightly translucent.
  • Add the chicken and brown lightly. Halfway through, add the boullion cube (Use only one if using two total in the recipe.)
  • Add the vegetables, second cube if using, and cover with enough water to cover meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and patis. Let boil and then simmer until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  • While stirring, add the evaporated milk. Add the cooked macaroni, enough water to give everyone a decent soup. and season to taste Bring to a boil again.
  • Serve and enjoy!