Cuban Chicken Noodle Soup

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This Cuban chicken noodle soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food! It's creamy, light, and pairs perfectly with a sandwich.

This is hands down my favorite chicken noodle soup of all time. I like adding hot sauce and lime, sometimes a bit of cilantro. But I wanted to keep it as close as possible to how my grandmother makes hers. My grandmother would never add hot sauce or cilantro to her chicken soup but I occasionally do.

This soup and 1/2 of a Cuban sandwich will make anybody’s day. If you’ve ever been to Miami then you must have had Cuban chicken noodle soup at some point. Whenever I go to visit my family in Florida this is what I mostly eat, Cuban chicken soup and Cuban sandwiches because they sell them on almost every corner. Oh and ham croquettes and Cuban coffee in the mornings after a long jog on the beach? Yes!

5 from 9 votes

Cuban Chicken Noodle Soup

This Cuban chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. Pair with half of a Cuban sandwich or a classic grilled cheese for a delicious comfort food combo.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken seasoned to taste with adobo or poultry seasoning
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 pieces ears corn chopped into 4
  • 2 tbsp sofrito
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 lb angel hair pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Season the chicken with poultry seasoning or adobo.
  • Pour the water in a large pot, place the seasoned chicken in the water and cook for 45 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot, remove the fat, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the chicken back in the pot along with the corn, carrots, garlic, and potatoes.
  • Stir in the chicken bouillon powder, sofrito, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.
  • Add the angel hair pasta and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Check for seasoning, serve with lime, and enjoy!



Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5345IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318
Keyword: Chicken Noodle Soup, Cuban Chicken Soup, Sopa de Pollo
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  1. 5 stars
    Moved from Miami a few years ago and this was my go to from La Carreta when I was sick. I am looking forward to making this!

  2. This is really close to my Abuela ‘s Chicken noodle soup recipe who is Cuban too 🙂 brings back great memories and I make it often on chilly nights.

  3. could you use a whole chicken? I grew up in a Cuban household and my only living grandma wont give out her chicken noddle soup recipe. but I slightly remember her cooking a whole chicken and used it as vaca frita.