Chicken Sopas Recipe

Chicken Sopas Recipe (Chicken Macaroni Soup Filipino Style)

Try this creamy chicken sopas recipe to make chicken macaroni 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
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Authentic, Comfort Food, Winter
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 191kcal
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


  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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).  
  • Add 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour 6 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of chicken stock. Bring to a boil (about 10 minutes). 
  • 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).
  • 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).



Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2.1% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2.3% | Iron: 4.8%