By Edu Costa − On Monday, July 22, 2019, 4 years ago in Soup Recipes
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Portuguese Chicken Soup Recipe

Portuguese Chicken Soup Recipe

Whether you're feeling under the weather or just love Portuguese chicken soup, this home style chicken soup (canja de galinha caseira) will hit the spot.

Preparation time 10 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In 50 min
Level of DifficultyVery Easy

Canja de galinha is a traditional chicken soup dish from Portugal. It is usually made with chicken broth, chicken meat, rice, carrots, onions, garlic, and sometimes celery and parsley.

The dish is commonly served as a comfort food, especially during cold weather or when someone is feeling sick. It is believed to have healing properties and is often given to someone who is feeling unwell, as it is easy to digest and provides important nutrients and hydration.

To make canja de galinha, the chicken is typically boiled in water until it is cooked through, and the resulting broth is used as the base for the soup. The chicken meat is then shredded and added back into the soup, along with the rice and vegetables. The soup is simmered until the rice is cooked and the vegetables are tender.

Canja de galinha is often seasoned with salt and pepper to taste and may be garnished with fresh parsley. Some variations of the dish may include other ingredients, such as lemon juice or egg yolks, for added flavor and nutrition.


1/2 chickenPasta (to taste)1 onion, choppedParsley (to taste)1 piece of chouriço sausageWater (to taste)Salt (to taste)Mint (to taste)
1/2 chickenPasta (to taste)1 onion, choppedParsley (to taste)1 piece of chouriço sausageWater (to taste)Salt (to taste)Mint (to taste)
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  1. Cook the chicken in the water with salt, onion, parsley and the piece of sausage.
  2. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and add the pasta.
  3. Shred the chicken and when the pasta is cooked, add it to the pan with the pasta.
  4. Turn off the stove, add mint leaves (to taste) and serve.
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Barbara Ann Pryor(Mello)
Barbara Ann Pryor(Mello)
Good recipe. Does anyone have a recipe for chicken feet soup? I love it as a child,
1 year ago, Friday, March 11, 2022
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I do not but I do remember my mother putting them in her spaghetti sauce. You would look in the pan and see them all sticking up!
1 year ago, Thursday, September 15, 2022

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