747. Curaçao Chicken Soup

I present to you my grandmother’s famous krioyo chicken soup for the heart and soul… A few bowls a day are guaranteed to keep your sniffles away!

sopi galinja


1 whole chicken (about 2 1/2 lbs)



3 stalks diced celery

2 large cut-up green peppers

1 small sliced onion

1 minced garlic clove

3 sliced carrots

2 stalks green onions

2 cut-up tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 lbs soup bones (beef)

3 bouillon cubes

4-5 potatoes, cut into chunks

1 can corn-on-the-cob, cut in slices

Worcestershire sauce to taste (optional)

Vermicelli to taste


Wash chicken with limes. In large soup pot, add enough water to cover chicken, vegetables, and bones. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, or longer.

Strain stock, add bouillon cubes. Add Worcestershire sauce if desired. Discard soup bones. Remove and de-bone chicken. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and reserve, also reserve carrots and corn.

Add potatoes to the broth. Cook to tender. Add vermicelli a few minutes before serving and cook just until tender. (If making ahead, don’t add vermicelli until the day of serving.)

Serves 4-6.

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!

One comment

  1. This was an ExistentialMoment with Steph.

    Yes! I am so craving some soup right now thanks for the recipe!

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