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How to Cook Whole Chicken Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 Whole dressed chicken about 1 1/2 kilo
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped into medium sized rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 2 inch length
  • 1 ham bone biyas ng baboy
  • 6 black pepper corns
  • 2 potatoes cut into 4 pcs each
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni optional
  • Rock salt
  • Calamansi
  • Patis or fish sauce


    How to cook whole chicken soup:

    • Wash the chicken on running water and remove excess fats or other parts if not properly dressed when you bought it from the wet market or supermarket.
    • Parts like the esophagus, small feathers and the yellowish oil gland at the base of the tail should be removed.
    • Rub chicken with rock salt inside and out to remove the odor. The after a few minutes rinse the chicken on running water and drain. Set aside.
    • In a deep pot (be sure the chicken fits inside the pot) , heat oil in a medium heat and saute garlic, onion, carrot and celery until the onion is soft and translucent.
    • Add the whole chicken in the pot and enough water to barely cover the chicken.
    • Drop the ham bone, pepper corns and potatoes. Let it boil until the scum floats on the surface.
    • Gently skim off the scum. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover the pot partially.
    • Let it simmer until chicken is cooked. If you are going to add macaroni, put it when the chicken is nearly cooked.
    • Season with salt and pepper if desired and adjust the if necessary.
    • Serve with calamansi and patis.