Canja de galinha

Canja de galinha, or simply canja, is a popular chicken soup of Portuguese, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian cuisine. The Portuguese term galinha means "hen".

The basic ingredients include chicken, rice or massa pevide. Common flavoring ingredients are olive oil, mint, salt and pepper. It is usually accompanied by slices of Portuguese broa bread on the side for dipping. This is only a variation of this recipe.

Additional info

Difficulty level:
6 - 8
Preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes


1/2 whole chicken
2 tomatoes
3-5 potatoes
1 red bell pepper
100-150 grams of pea
1 onion
2-3 garlic cloves
2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil
100 milliliters of white wine
1/3-1/2 cup of rice
1,5-2 liters of chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder
1-2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley or frozen chopped parsley
parmesan cheese

Prepare the ingredients.



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