Chicken Sopas : A Comforting Filipino Delight


  • 1 cup macaroni, cooked according to package direction ( I used 1/2 cup penne and 1/2 cup salad macaroni)
  • half a chicken breast, boiled and shredded, chicken stock set aside
  • chicken stock that you set aside, add water to make it about 3-4 cups
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 5 hotdogs, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cabbage, cut into small pieces
  • 1 chicken cube
  • patis and pepper to taste
  • 1 large can evaporated milk


  1. Heat oil in a pot and fry the hotdogs. remove from pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sauté garlic and onion until translucent.
  3. Add the shredded chicken, season with patis, and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock. About 3 cups, add water if needed.
  5. Add the carrots, celery, cooked pasta, and hotdog. Mix well.
  6. Add the chicken cube. Cover and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add the evaporated milk and cabbage.
  8. Bring to a simmer and simmer until cabbabe is cooked.
  9. Season with patis and pepper.
  10. Turn off heat and serve piping hot.