Caldo de Pollo


  • 5 pounds chicken leg quarters
  • 2 gallons water
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 4zucchini, cut into large chunks
  • 1chayote, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large white onion, cut into large chunks
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place chicken legs into a large stock pot and pour water over chicken; add garlic, salt, and garlic powder. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until chicken meat falls off the bones, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in chicken bouillon cube and let dissolve.


  • Step 2

    Mix carrots, potatoes, zucchini, chayote, and white onion in the broth, turn heat to medium-low, and cook soup at a low boil until carrots and potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir chopped cilantro into soup, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

  • Cook's Note:

    The pot should be covered with a lid at all times when you are not adding ingredients.

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