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Sopa de Fideos (Mexican Noodle Soup) with Chicken
Author: Gay Van Beek for Canterbury Cottage Designs
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • 6-8 cups Chicken Broth
  • One 7-ounce package of Fideos click on the pink if you want to purchase from Amazon
  • 1 onion diced,
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 3 garlic cloves diced
  • 4 ounces of tomato sauce about a half a can
  • 1 whole red pepper diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with their juice. Can also used fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 organic rotisserie chicken picked and chicken pieces cut into cubes or shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large soup pot, generously coat the bottom with Pam cooking spray. Add in about 1/4 cup broth. Add the Fideos, and cook over medium heat, stirring to coat with the oil and broth. Keep cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they start to become a bit golden brown in color. This will take some time (about 10-20 minutes) and you will need to keep spraying the pan and adding more broth so the Fideos do not stick to the pot. Once they start to turn brown, add in the onions, zucchini, carrots, garlic, tomato sauce, red pepper and diced tomatoes. Continuing cooking, stirring often, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth and bay leaf. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer on low, cooking for about 20-30 minutes. The Fideos will absorb the broth and get soft. You might need to add more broth along the way.
  3. While the soup is simmering, shred your rotisserie chicken. Once the noodles have softened, add all of the chicken to the pot, adding more broth as necessary.
  4. Heat until ready to serve. This "soup" is more like a stew in that it does not have tons of broth. If you like more broth, please feel free to add more as you cook. I promise you will love it either way!