- 3 lbs boneless chicken - skinless
- 1 onion – chopped
- 1 large white onion
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup long-grain white rice
- 3/4 cup tomato - peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots – chopped
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup ham – diced
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped
Canja is a Portuguese chicken soup that is also popular with Brazilian cuisine. It is in the middle of the road between American chicken soup and Asian variants. American chicken soup tends to not have rice or not cook the rice very much at all and Asian chicken soup tends to thoroughly dissolve or disintegrate the rice to the point of mushiness. Typically, canja is paired with a side of bread used for dipping, transforming it from a simple dish to a fun eating experience.
The chicken in canja is the basis for its nutritional profile. Chicken has many health benefits: it has a high protein content, vitamin E, iron, zinc, and a fat content. The protein contained in chicken helps the body to build and repair cells and muscle tissue. The iron is responsible for hemoglobulin production which regulates blood cell production and oxygen di
How to make Canja
The full name of canja is canja de galinha which translates to chicken congee.