Regardless of our cultural background, every single one of us has a “nanay.” It is the name or term most Filipinos use to call their mothers. “Nanay” or mom is the first comforting word we uttered when we were sick, and when we were hurt both physically and emotionally. In my opinion, by nature our mother is our sanctuary after all, she carried us through from our conception.
One of the many ways we remember our mom is a part of our home where most of us will agree to be her domain — it’s the kitchen. From the kitchen is where all the love, comfort, and care begin. One of the comfort foods that I know Filipino moms serve their family is Chicken Sopas. It is a chicken soup that is very simple to prepare and cook. So from our nanay’s kitchen, please enjoy chicken sopas.
- 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast - cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
- 12 oz-box of mini rotini
- 1/2 cup chopped (1/2 inch) green beans
- 1/2 cup chopped (1/2 inch) cubes carrots
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1/2 frozen corn kernels
- 1 small onion – diced
- 5 cloves garlic – finely minced
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Place stockpot over medium-high heat.
- Melt butter.
- add Olive Oil.
- Add onion, and garlic then stir fry until onion is translucent.
- Add cut chicken breasts and then stir fry until chicken is opaque.
- Add chicken broth and let it boil for 10 minutes.
- Add milk and then stirring constantly, let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add rotini and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until cooked.
- Add green beans,carrots, and corn.
- Let it boil for about 4 minutes until vegetables are cooked and tender.
- Serve hot.
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