Best Peruvian chicken soup

    1 hour 30 min

    Known as aguadito de pollo. This chicken, rice and potato soup is not only hearty, it's also exceptionally delicious. If you like your food hot, add more chillies.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut in half
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
    • 125ml olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • 1 tablespoon seeded, finely chopped scotch bonnet or other hot chilli
    • 1 (25g) pack coriander, chopped
    • 150g green peas
    • 150g sweetcorn
    • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
    • 2.5 litres chicken stock
    • 4 Maris Piper potatoes, cut in half
    • 185g uncooked white rice

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic and chilli; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute. Add the chicken and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in the coriander, peas, sweetcorn and red pepper; cook for 1 minute. Pour in the chicken stock, potatoes and rice. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.

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    Very simple to make although with a long preparation time. The soup, if cooked as directed will result in a very tasty soup. It's worth the effort, a real homemade recipe.  -  18 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I just finished making this soup & i must say it is amazing. My taste buds were dancin'! It has a bit of a spice to it & im really not the spicy type but in this case it was perfect. My family havent taste it yet but i couldnt wait to put my 2cents in :D Recipes is a keeper in my book  -  05 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It's a keeper! Very good as is; but we're tinkerers and we: -added small chunks of 1 avacado -1 cup of cilantro -drained the onion mix of excess oil before adding the other items (the soup has a significant layer of oil!)  -  02 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)