Sopa de pollo_ROC8709

Mexican Chicken Soup

Caldo de pollo

 You can prepare using fresh raw chicken or if you have leftover cooked chicken meat you can use that instead.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time:40-50 minutes


  • 1 whole chicken cut in pieces or 1.5 lbs of chicken meat diced (whatever kind of chicken meat you prefer or have)
  • 1.5 cups of onion finely diced
  • 2 cups of tomatoes diced
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro diced
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro for garnish
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely dice (use less if not too fond of garlic)
  • 2 cups of white rice cooked (use a rice cooker or you can cook it in the broth)
  • 2 tsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 tbls of chicken broth paste or 1 cube of chicken bullion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish (optional): Cilantro , avocado cubes, lime juice, corn tortillas


  1. In a pot add 1.5-2 litres of water and put to boil. Add the raw chicken and chicken bullion until cooked (approximately 25-30 minutes). In the meantime, proceed to step 2.
  2. In a separate pan, add the vegetable oil and sautéed the onion and garlic. Once onion is translucent add the tomatoes and cilantro and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add this mixture to the boiling pot with that contains the chicken and stir gently. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes and add the cooked rice. Serve and garnish with cilantro, avocado and the juice of 1/2 lime. You can eat this with warm tortillas.

Recipe provided by our student chef, Rocio Graham:

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Rocio Graham uses her kitchen as the base for her art practice. She makes observations about our cultural, economical and political stances and believes that Guerrillas should start at home with pan and whisker in hand. She has been an art student for 8 continuous years which has given her plenty of practice on how to feed the masses, eat healthy, stock up for the zombie apocalypse, or just plain how to survive critiques well fed. She makes the meanest of Mexican fiestas and she hopes that nobody goes hungry at ACAD under her watch.