Caldo de Pollo is a traditional Mexican chicken soup, known for its soothing and comforting qualities. It’s a simple yet flavorful broth-based soup loaded with chicken, vegetables, and herbs, perfect for any time you need a nourishing and heartwarming meal.


  • 2 pounds chicken pieces (thighs, legs, or breasts), skin-on and bone-in
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced (optional for added heat)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: avocado slices and additional lime wedges for serving


  1. In a large pot, place the chicken pieces and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Add the quartered onion, minced garlic, and oregano. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced carrots, chopped celery, and cubed potatoes to the pot. Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes and jalapeño pepper (if using). Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the chicken pieces, let them cool slightly, then shred the meat, discarding the bones and skin.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the

pot and add the chopped cilantro. Stir well and heat through for a few more minutes. 7. Serve the Caldo de Pollo hot. Garnish each serving with avocado slices, a squeeze of lime juice, and additional lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 28g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6-8 people

Caldo de Pollo is a delicious and hearty soup that’s both simple to prepare and full of flavor. It’s ideal for those looking for a comforting and healthy meal, and it’s especially soothing during cold weather or when you’re feeling under the weather. Enjoy this traditional Mexican soup with your family and friends for a warming and satisfying dining experience.

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