Sopas (Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup)
It rained for the past 2 nights and I am thankful the rain somehow helped lessen the warm temperature which was 38 degress Celcius yesterday, the hottest day of the year. Some provinces here in the Philippines like Isabela already reached 40 degrees, whew, that is hot hot hot. I do not know if I am to be happy the summer is about to end because I really do not like rain. I had terribly stressed with the rain last year during the typhoon Pepeng. But I know we can push along whatever climate conditions it may be. Anyway, the morning is a bit colder and is telling me that it is about time to cook a warm and creamy SOPAS or CREAMY CHICKEN MACARONI SOUP.
CREAMY CHICKEN MACARONI SOUP is commonly known as SOPAS and is Filipino favorite soup dish for breakfast or merienda. It is an all-in one meal in a bowl. Macaroni pasta for your carbs, chicken chunks for protein, carrots and red bell as your veggies and milk as creamer for your vitamins and minerals.
SOPAS or CREAMY CHICKEN MACARONI SOUP
3 tbsp. cooking oil
2 heads garlic, peeled and minced
2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
½ kilo chicken breast, finely chopped
½ kilo elbow macaroni (or any pasta will do)
2 liters of water
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
3 medium red bell pepper, unseeded and finely chopped
1 small can evaporated milk
3 tbsp. Knorr Cream of Chicken Soup
2 Knorr Chicken Cubes
salt and pepper
Heat a large soup pot over low heat. Swirl in the cooking oil then add garlic and onion. Cook slowly, stirring often about 4 minutes.
Add the chopped chicken. Raise the heat to medium-high. Stir constantly until chicken turned white.
Add water. Bring to a full boil.
Add elbow macaroni. Raise the heat to high, stirring often until macaroni is cooked.
Add cream of chicken soup, chicken cubes, carrots, red bell peppers and evaporated milk.
Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes and serve your Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup while hot.