Mexican Chicken Broth

Mexican Chicken Broth

Caldo de Pollo
8 cups broth & 6 cups shredded chicken
Pati Jinich
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carrots, celery, chicken, chicken broth, onion, pati's mexican table
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Mexican Chicken Broth recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 5 “Tamaliza!”


  • 1 3-pound chicken, cut into serving pieces, or 2–3 pounds mixed chicken parts
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 white onion, halved
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into large chunks
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 to 6 black peppercorns
  • 5 to 6 fresh Italian parsley sprigs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
  • 3 1/2 quarts water

To Prepare

  • Place all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, skim off any foam, and simmer, partially covered, for 50 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken pieces to a bowl. Strain the broth into a container, cool, and refrigerate. Remove the skin and bones from the chicken. Shred or cut the meat into chunks for future use and refrigerate if not using right away.

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  1. My husband and I are currently fasting and are allowed to drink broth. I made Pati’s chicken broth and it is delicious! I shred and froze the cooked chicken and am looking forward to making another one of her recipes with the left overs! Pati is my favorite Mexican cook and me and my family love watching her on weekend mornings!

  2. I love this recipe. I now only make my homemade chicken soup using this recipe. The water to amount of chicken recipe is perfect. I use drumsticks. I sometimes add a parsnip.

  3. I have yet to find a caldo, the way my mom made it. No vegetables just onion,tomato,garlic,cilantro and salt. Fresh chicken is about the fresh taste of the Chicken.

    1. I’m sorry you didn’t like the recipe. I like putting some veggies in my broth recipe, but you can try it without them.