Caldo Xochitl Soup (Pretty Soup) Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dinner, Chicken
Serves: 8-10
  • 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
Recipe by Living A Frugal Life at