Electric Lunchbox #3: Filipino Chicken Soup

*Please note that the word “cup” in any of my electric lunchbox recipe refers to the little itaki cup included with the lunchbox. It holds 40ml.*

Chicken Sopas, literally Chicken soup, is a Filipino version of the familiar food we serve to someone who is feeling under the weather. Or just when the weather is chilly. I think almost every country has a variation of this comforting soup, but this version has evaporated milk mixed in to make it richer and even more nutritious. If you want just a regular Chicken Noodle soup, you can definitely omit the evaporated milk. I encourage you to try it with the milk at least once though. It might just permanently change the way you make this soup!

Equally delicious!

In the big bottom bowl, add:

1-2 cups ditalini or elbow pasta (I like pasta so I used 2 cups!)

Diced carrots

Diced onions

Diced celery

3 Green beans cut into 1/4 inch lengths


Shredded boiled chicken

A pinch of ground black pepper

Chicken broth to cover (leave 1 inch space from the level of the water to the top of the bowl)

2 cups water in the base

In the top bowl, place:

1-2 eggs

When the lunchbox shuts off (about 50 minutes), add the 2 cups evaporated milk to the soup and stir. This is what makes it the Filipino version. If you like, you can leave the milk out.

Peel eggs and slice in half. Place on top of soup. Serve hot!

Note that the ingredients I used here were what I had on hand at the moment. You can also add hotdogs, green peas, ham, sausages, chicken…liver…anything you like!

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