Chicken, Filipino Food

Filipino Sopas with Rotisserrie Chicken

Who doesn’t have a favorite dish that they can call comfort food? For me, my favorite comfort food dish is Filipino Sopas. My mom would cook me this soup when it was sweater weather outside, I was sick or just because I was craving it. When Josh was released from the hospital after his surgery over a year ago, I cooked it for him for the first time. At first he could only drink the soup and not eat the contents because he was on a post-surgery diet. I cooked it for him again after the diet and he fell in love with the soup. Now I cook it for him for the same reasons my mom would cook it for me when I was little. This soup is perfect for the sweater weather and is perfect for us now that we live in the Pacific Northwest where it is cold about 75% of the year here.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 1 white onion, diced

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, deboned & shredded

  • 2 12oz Evaporated Milk or whole milk

  • 32oz Chicken Broth

  • 12 oz medium pasta shells

  • 2 cups carrots, shredded

  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 cup cabbage, diced

  • 3 Tbsp Salt

  • 3 tsp white pepper or black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until onions are almost translucent. Mix in chicken and let cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  2. Stir in chicken broth and bring to boil. Let boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in evaporated milk and bring to boil. Stir frequently for 5 minutes.

  3. Add noodles and bring to boil, stirring frequently for 10 minutes. Mix in carrots & celery and let cook for 3 minutes. Mix in cabbage, salt & pepper and bring to boil. Once soup begins to boil, bring heat down to low and let it cook for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately with fresh cracked pepper.

4 thoughts on “Filipino Sopas with Rotisserrie Chicken”

  1. One of my best friends used to make this for me and it was sooo good. Just has the most delicious, rich creamy texture and flavor. My life is a perpetual diet and she would always encourage me to have another bowl “don’t worry, it’s like Filipino health food” – but she would never give me the recipe (probably because she knew I would calculate the calories lol) but now I have yours!

    1. It’s exactly what your best friend said – Filipino Health Food. Love having this when I’m sick or nowadays when I miss my mom. Great comfort food and perfect for the upcoming cold months. Hope you enjoy it again 😀

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