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Cornish Hen Soup (Sopas de Gallina)

Updated: Jan 1

Living with my mom in the Bronx when I was sick, she made me this soup. The good think about the hen soup is that is full of protein and good for you. I make them how she originally made them for me, Puerto Rican Style. You can always make them how you like and even enjoy the broth alone.

Here is my recipe!


1 small frozen Cornish hen (remove the skin) cut into pieces

3 corn on the cob (frozen) cut in half

2 potatoes cut into cubes

2 carrots cut in small pieces

1 tbs of sofrito (homemade) recipe on this page

1 can of tomato sauce

1 powdered chicken flavored bullion

1 powdered Sazon with Achiote

1 tsp of oregano

Angel hair pasta or Goya’s fideo (about 1 cup)

Salt and pepper to taste or adobo for flavor


In a large pot boil 4 cups of water

Add sofrito, powdered chicken flavor, Sazon, tomato sauce and chicken.

Simmer on medium-low for about 45 minutes to an hour, just so that all the flavors combine.