San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup

a close up of a bowl of San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup

San Marino chicken fideo soup is a traditional Mexican dish that is both savory and satisfying. It is a flavorful and hearty meal that is perfect for cold nights or when you just need a comforting and cozy bowl of soup.

This dish is also budget-friendly and easy to make, making it a great choice for weeknight meals. In this blog post, we will go over what San Marino chicken fideo soup is and how to make it taste great.

What is San Marino chicken fideo soup?

San Marino chicken fideo soup is essentially a chicken noodle soup with some Mexican flavors added to it. Fideo noodles, also known as vermicelli noodles, are a staple in Mexican cuisine and are used in a variety of dishes.

These noodles are a key element in this chicken fideo soup and give the soup its distinct texture and flavor.

The soup is typically made with chicken broth, shredded chicken, tomatoes, onions, and spices such as cumin and chili powder.

two bowls filled with San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup

How to make fideo soup taste great?

Choose the right ingredients: The quality of your ingredients will affect the overall taste of your soup, so it is important to choose fresh and flavorful ingredients. Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones, and use homemade chicken broth or low-sodium chicken broth for a richer and more authentic flavor.

Spices and seasoning: To make your soup taste even better, add some spices and seasoning. Cumin, chili powder, and dried oregano are essential in giving the soup a hint of Mexican flavor. Make sure to adjust the amount of seasoning to your liking.

Cook your noodles properly: To ensure that your noodles do not overcook and turn mushy, it is important to cook them separately from the soup. Cook the fideo noodles in boiling salted water until al dente and then add them to the soup right before serving.

San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup being put into a white bowl with a ladle

Garnish: The right garnish can add extra flavor and texture to your soup. Some popular garnish options for San Marino chicken fideo soup include avocado, lime wedges, cilantro, and diced jalapenos.

Serve with sides: This soup is often served with sides such as fresh tortillas or Mexican rice. These sides not only enhance the overall flavor but also make the meal more filling.

a bow of San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup from above

Chicken fideo soup is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any time of the year. With the right ingredients, spices, and garnishes, you can take your soup to the next level and make it taste amazing.

Don’t forget to serve it with some fresh tortillas or rice to make it even more fulfilling. Enjoy!

a close up of a bowl of San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup
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San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup

Warm up with this delicious San Marino Chicken Fideo Soup. Get some great nutrients in a warm and tasty bowl of comfort.
Prep Time15minutes 
Cook Time40minutes 
Servings: 2


  • 3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 Medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 Medium carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 Celery stalks diced (leaves reserved)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh thyme crushed
  • 1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1” cubes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 Cups Low-sodium chicken stock divided
  • 1 Cup Fideo noodles cooked and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tsbp Fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg ground or freshly grated
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Fresh parsley and thyme (optional garnish)


  • Heat 2 T. olive oil over medium heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes until just beginning to soften. Add carrots, celery (including leaves) and thyme and sauté 4 minutes.
  • Add chicken, salt, pepper and 4 cups chicken stock. Partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • While soup is simmering, cook Fideo according to package directions in remaining broth until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of cooking liquid before draining pasta. Drain pasta and transfer to a medium bowl and toss with remaining olive oil. Cover and set aside.
  • Just before serving, add Fideo to Dutch oven. Stir and remove from heat.
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, nutmeg. If soup is too thick, add a little bit of the reserved cooking liquid to desired consistency.
  • To serve, divide Fideo among individual serving bowls and top with hot soup. Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish with additional fresh cracked pepper and fresh parsley and thyme if desired. Serve with hot crusty bread and/or a crisp, garden salad for a light and delicious meal. Enjoy!
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