Creamy Chicken Sopas

Creamy chicken sopas is chicken noodle soup, Filipino-style! Packed with vegetables, chicken and macaroni, it fills you up and keeps you warm on a cold winter day.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 191 kcal
Author Jolina


  • 1.4 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1 pc sweet onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 2 pcs carrots diced
  • 1 pc bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/2 pc cabbage shredded
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • boiled egg to serve
  • sliced green onions to serve
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  1. Using a large pot on medium high heat, add chicken breast in about 4 cups of boiling water. Season with salt. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  

  2. Remove the chicken from heat and allow to cool before shredding (we use 2 forks) and set aside. Keep the chicken stock for use later.

  3. In another large pot on medium high heat, sauté 1 onion and 6 cloves of garlic in oil until soft (about 2 minutes). Add your shredded chicken, stir, and cook for another 3 minutes or so (you want the chicken to brown a little).  

  4. Add 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

  5. Pour 6 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of chicken stock. Bring to a boil (about 10 minutes). 

  6. Then add the rest of the ingredients (except the cabbage and the milk). Stir to combine and bring to a boil again until the macaroni is close to al dente (about 8 minutes).

  7. Stir in the cabbage and the milk. Bring down to a simmer until cabbage is cooked (10-12 minutes). Serve immediately. Top with boiled egg and green onions (optional).

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Sopas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 496mg 21%
Potassium 389mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.