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Portuguese chicken soup: a comforting recipe

A good Portuguese chicken soup can be not only a delicious dish but also a remedy for some ailments.

THE Portuguese chicken soup it is a traditional dish of our cuisine, but you can find very similar versions in other cultures around the world.

In good Lusitanian fashion, chicken soup is often presented as a remedy capable of curing various ailments. One thing is for sure: this recipe that we suggest is delicious, very easy to prepare and you will want to repeat it.


Traditionally, chicken soup is prepared with seeds or pasta made for soup, but you can also use rice. Especially recommended by the elderly to help cure colds, chicken soup helps to hydrate the body and strengthen it.

The origin of chicken soup in Portuguese cuisine is very old, as it is thought that it derived from a traditional Asian dish – kanji – which was a stew of rice. The Portuguese have enriched the recipe with chicken and vegetables, and the tradition has stuck.

Portuguese chicken soup

Kitchen:typical portuguese


Setup time:00:55


  • 1/2 chicken with giblets
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sprigs of mint
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2l of water
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 80gr of seed for soup
  • salt qb

preparation method

  • Place the chicken, giblets, onion, carrot and garlic in a pan.
  • Add the water, season with salt and let it boil for about 20 minutes.
  • Then remove the chicken and clean it of skins and bones.
  • Shred the meat and break the giblets into pieces. Reserve.
  • Remove the carrot and chop it. Reserve.
  • Bring the soup broth back to the heat and when it starts to boil, add the seeds. Let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • Separate the yolks from the boiled eggs and dissolve them with a little broth from the chicken soup.
  • Add the egg yolks, chicken and carrots to the soup and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Serve hot with mint leaves.

Article originally published in December 2021. Updated in October 2022.

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