Cookbook:Chicken Soup of Puerto Rico (Asopao)

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Chicken Soup of Puerto Rico (Asopao)
Category Chicken recipes
Servings 2–4
Time 35 minutes

Asopao (Puerto Rico) is an excellent dish from the 407 restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel, that was apparently adapted from a Caribbean cookbook.



  1. In a wide, shallow bowl combine flour, salt, black pepper, hot pepper, oregano and garlic. Roll chicken pieces in flour mixture.
  2. In a large pot, melt margarine over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3–5 minutes or until brown. Remove from pot and set aside. Add a bit of white wine or grappa to deglaze and pour drippings over chicken
  3. Add green pepper and onion to pot, and sauté until onion is translucent.
  4. Add rice, tomatoes, broth, and a dash of lemon juice. Stir. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook over low heat for 12 minutes.
  5. Return chicken to pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until chicken is tender. Add a bit more oregano and some chopped parsley.