Sopas Filipino

Creamy Macaroni Chicken Soup

Sopas, literally means soup in Tagalog (or Spanish sopa), a Filipino soup favorite, it is this creamy chicken soup made with elbow macaroni, milk and butter.

The Filipino sopas is a sort of comfort food, perfect when you're not feeling well or even just on a nice cold, rainy day.


  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Chicken Breast
  • Canned Evaporated Milk
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Carrots
  • Knorr Chicken Cubes


  • Fish Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 2 cups Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Butter or Margarine
  • 1/2 cup cubed Carrots
  • 1 pc. Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce (Patis)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 - 10 cups Water


COOKING TIME : 35 minutes

1 Make chicken stock by boiling the water, chicken and half the onion for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Scoop out the chicken, and shred or cut into bite siZe pieces. Set aside.

2 On a separate pan, heat the butter and saute the garlic and onion. Add the shredded chicken, fish sauce, carrots and macaroni. Cook for 2 minutes.

3 Transfer the sauteed chicken mix to the stockpot and mix in the Knorr chicken cube. Bring to a boil.

4 Turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.

5 Add the evaporated milk and simmer for another 5 minutes.

6 Season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.


  • For a nice, richer soup, try using light cream or half and half instead of the evaporated milk. They're in the refrigerated milk section of the supermarket.

  • Add shredded cabbage if you prefer. Add towards the end of cooking so they don't get too soggy.

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