Sopa De Pollo Con Mofongo (Puerto Rican Chicken Soup)

Sopa De Pollo Con Mofongo (Puerto Rican Chicken Soup)

I’m 1000% certain that my mother’s caldo de pollo con mofongo can cure anything.  Whenever any of us were feeling under the weather, we knew this would be on the menu.  Simple, yet sophisticated, this is definitely not your average chicken noodle soup.  The broth is flavored with sofrito (of course, it’s Puerto Rican!), and simmered with simple ingredients like chickcn, carrots and potatoes.  But the real star of the show are the mofongo balls.  Caldo de Pollo con mofongo is the Puerto Rican equivalent of Matzah Ball Soup.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sofrito
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (optional)
  • 2 14 oz cans low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3-4 skinless chicken legs
  • 1 heaping cup fideo noodles (fine egg noddles)
  • 4 teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 2 green plantains
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Adobo seasoning
  • Garlic powder
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