Chicken Sopa Seca


This is not the noodle casserole you are used to - it's better. Try our Chicken Sopa Seca recipe for an international twist on the traditional noodle casserole. The blend of flavorful spices, combined with the mozzarella cheese, angel hair pasta and shredded chicken creates the perfect meal to bring to your dinner table.

Chicken Sopa Seca
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 cups


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 ounce dried angel hair pasta, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, minced*

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 cup shredded queso Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • Avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut up


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pasta and cook about 5 minutes or until evenly toasted, stirring occasionally. Transfer pasta to a plate and set aside.

  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in coriander and cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, chipotle chile peppers, and oregano. Season with some salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in chicken and reserved pasta; transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Top with cheese and bake 20 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and starts to brown. Serve warm with avocado wedges and additional fresh oregano.


*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
19g Fat
51g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 709mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 565mg 12%
Folate, total 161.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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