Chicken Soup (Brodu ta’ Tiġieġ)

Chicken Soup (Brodu ta’ Tiġieġ)

In my country, Malta, this Chicken Soup is known as "Brodu ta' Tiġieġ" & it's a very loved recipe in my family. Ideal for cold days but seeing as we loved it so much, we enjoyed having it all the time. Hope you enjoy it as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Maltese, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 525 kcal


  • 800 g chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp dried celery
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 1 leek cut into slices
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 courgette chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes cut into large cubes
  • 400 g canned tomato chunks
  • 1 tbsp concentrated tomato paste
  • 100 g white rice boiled


  • Place the chicken drumsticks in a large saucepan. Mix in the dried celery. Fill the saucepan with water & add the chicken stock cubes. Turn the heat on high, cover the saucepan & wait till it starts boiling. When it starts to boil, turn the heat to low & cook for 30 minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes, add the potatoes, leeks, carrots & courgettes. Add the concentrated tomato paste & the tomato chunks. Stir everything together. Bring it to a boil. When it starts to boil, lower the flame & cover the saucepan. Simmer for 60 minutes.
  • Serve the soup with 2 tablespoons of white rice or to your preference.
  • A suggestion for serving, you can first serve the soup with some rice & then afterwards serve the chicken with potatoes.


Calories: 525kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 32gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 839mgPotassium: 1713mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3276IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 5mg
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  2. Shiela Sanirls

    I been Useing this recipe for years.
    And it’s just like grandma use 5o make in Malta. On a 1 to 10 I give it a 9.

    • Chantelle Agius

      It’s just a great meal, such a heartwarming soup. This is the type of soup that you grow up eating & continue cooking it for the entire family.
      Thank you for your feedback 🙂

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