Healthy Caldo Xochitl Soup (Pretty Soup) Recipe

Caldo Xochitl Recipe

Since it has been REALLY cold here lately (like 43 degrees 😉 ) I thought I would make a soup recipe that I haven’t made in a while.

This is actually a brazilian dish named Caldo Xochitl, but it means pretty soup and that is what we call it because there is no way we would be able to pronounce that… 😉

This is a chicken soup recipe that you can add just about anything too.  It is great for large families or groups or to make for a smaller group and freeze some for later.

My favorite part about it is that it a very healthy recipe and very simplistic.

Pretty Soup Recipe

Caldo Xochitl Soup (Pretty Soup) Recipe

Caldo Xochitl Soup (Pretty Soup) Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner, Chicken
Serves: 8-10
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Cook time:
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  • 1 Whole fryer Chicken or Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • ¼ Bunch of Cilantro Chopped if desired
  • ½ tsp. black peppercorns
  • about 2 quarts of water
  • 1 Medium Carrot
  • 1½ Cups Cooked Rice
  • For toppings:
  • Lime Wedges
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • Serrano Chilies Chopped
  • Green Onions Chopped
  • Tomatoes Chopped
  • Avocado
  1. If using fryer chicken:
  2. Simmer chicken and above ingredients for 1 hour
  3. Remove chicken and let it cool then shred for topping
  4. Take chicken off bones
  5. Let broth cool and skim off fat
  6. If using rotisserie chicken:
  7. remove chicken meat from bones of chicken
  8. Use remaining caracas to make the broth by placing it in the water with remaining ingredients for 1 hour
  9. Shred chicken that was removed
  10. Add chicken broth or bullion to increase flavor as needed
  11. After broth is made:
  12. Add carrots and simmer until tender
  13. Serve in bowl with rice, chicken, and other desired toppings

What would you top it with?

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  1. You definitely set me to laughing there with that first line.

    /me grabs a coat and heads out in to the negative nine degree morning, complete with freezing fog.

    Soup sounds good, by the way.

    • I would be frozen in weather like that!!!

      • A wool base layer makes it pretty comfortable. I only realized how cold it was a few days ago when I was doing laundry and all my long undies were in there.

        Walking to the next door down nearly froze me solid.

        Actually forgot to answer the question posed as well.

        Cheese, definitely cheese, possibly with a little sour cream and a good chunky homemade salsa.

        Depends on the salsa though, definitely not the Pace kind, but the kind my sister cans. Not sure if there’s any commercial brand that measures up.

        Still, with just cheese and sour cream it would be good.

  2. This sounds wonderful!

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