Mami’s Chicken Soup … Hilda Gacio’s Recipe
3 large chicken breasts
3 large baking potatoes
4 whole carrots
I big onion, (usually Spanish onion)
1 green pepper
4 small envelopes of Sazón Goya mix
Garlic powder to taste
2 or 3 large ears of corn
A large handful of spaghetti noodles cut in half.
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley flakes (optional)
Cook the chicken breasts, with the peeled onion cut in big pieces and the green pepper washed and sliced. Cook this in pot or pressure cooker filled with water until the chicken is tender and falls apart easily. Take chicken out of the pot after and separate it into small chunks. Remove cooked green peppers and onions, the removal (optional) according to preference. Add clean, sliced carrots and peeled and cut up potatoes to the chicken broth and add to this the cut up chicken. Add more water to fill the pot. Add the 4 envelopes of Sazón Goya mix and the spaghetti noodles. Add the Goya mix and then taste to determine if the soup still needs salt. Add salt if needed, to taste and the same with pepper. Parsley flakes are optional. Cook all of this until the potatoes and carrots are tender. And that’s it! Mami-Hilda’s chicken soup. Great for illnesses, revives the dead. Not hard to make. A Cuban cure for colds, flu, etc. Cuban Chicken Soup for Anyone’s Body & Soul! Amen.