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Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe

There are a couple of recipes which are staples in our family.  Arroz con leche, Tacos and the famous Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup).  When the folks at  IMUSA  approached me about testing some their products, I immediately knew I wanted to try out a family recipe with the IMUSA Aluminum Cast Caldero.   I love the color, the size  is also perfect for making meals for a small family.  As I was planning the perfect recipe I decided I wanted to test one of my family recipes and decided to make  Chicken Soup.

The Chicken Soup recipe has been passed on from generation to generation in my family.  As a child my mother made Chicken soup when it rained or for ill family friends and family.  She passed on the tradition to me and my siblings as well.  The recipe is very simple, but the most valuable ingredient is that the recipe be made with lots of love.


This weekend it was raining, the weather was just wet, cold and called for a little TLC from Mom’s kitchen.  I made a pot of Chicken Soup and like the saying says, “It made it all better”.

Similar to family recipes, the IMUSA products are something that are passed on from generation to generation.  I love my Red IMUSA Caldero and recommend this product for amateur and seasoned cooks who love to cook.  I hope to collect a set of IMUSA cookware.

Buen Provecho!

Mexican Chicken Soup | Caldo de Pollo recipe


1 1/2 chicken
1 medium onion, sliced
2 ears of corn, each sliced crosswise into 2-4 pieces
6 carrots, sliced
4 potatos, sliced
6 cups water
1 medium cabbage, cut into wedges
2 tomatoes, roughly sliced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper



Heat water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion
and cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, bring to a boil and reduce the heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes until the chicken comes apart. Add the corn, potatos, and carrorts and cook for another 30 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Add the tomatoes, cabbage, oregano and cilantro cook for another 10 minutes.

Pull the saucepan from the heat and stir. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve hot & with lots of love.

What family recipes have been passed from generation to generation in your family?  Do   you have houseware in your home that has been passed from generation to generation as well?

This is not a sponsored post.  I received an IMUSA Caldero to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oh my goodness! I will most definitely have to make this soup! YUMMMMMM! This looks so delish! Thanks for sharing!

    March 26, 2012
  2. fruttadi #

    De mi familia herede algunas recetas sabrosas y las atesoro con mucho cariño:) Mis calderos Imusa me los regalo mi madre hace muchos años y son mis favoritos a la hora de cocinar platos típicos de mi isla, pero te confieso que estoy deseosa de tener ese caldero rojo 🙂

    March 26, 2012
  3. The photo of your pot fully stocked reminded me of so many yummy meals I saw cooking on my mami’s stove. Looks delicious!

    March 26, 2012
  4. unknownmami #

    I’m telling you, Mexican Chicken Soup is good for the soul. Love the corn in it.

    March 26, 2012
  5. Linda Klauck #

    My Mama Velia made some awesome enchiladas and now I get to make them for my family. ❤

    March 26, 2012
  6. My family would LOVE this recipe and it looks easy to make. We don’t have a tradition, so I created one…Hoppin John on New Years Day. I’m going to print out your recipe now. Thank you!

    March 27, 2012
  7. Have to make it, even my kids will love it!! (not so spicy) !! Thanks!!

    March 29, 2012
  8. Looks delicious ! I don’t have many recipes that were passed down to me. What an amazing way to pass on tradition and culture…

    March 30, 2012
  9. Mmmm…Chicken soup always makes me feel good.

    March 30, 2012
  10. I love this: “The recipe is very simple, but the most valuable ingredient is that the recipe be made with lots of love.” So true which leads me to the Ajiaco or sancocho–a Colombian Caldo de ave or chicken soup–that my Mami makes, with a lot of love!

    April 2, 2012
  11. erikc #

    This looks so interesting, although the corn on the cob seems a little awkward to me given that it’s in the soup. Doesn’t that get a little messy, or is that part of the appeal? Or maybe the corn just falls off? Anyway, I am sure I can try this recipe with the kernels scraped off 🙂

    April 3, 2012
  12. I love the corn cobs. It gives the soup a really interesting dynamic.

    April 10, 2012
  13. Connie #

    Thank you for sharing your family recipe! I will be making this for my family today. This will be my first time making chicken soup! Thanks again!-Connie

    February 11, 2018

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