Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite some time and I sure am glad I finally got around to making it. It was simple to prep and yielded yummy, healthy results. Gotta love that!
Peruvian Chicken Soup
adapted from

3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into one-inch chunks
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c. tablespoons olive oil
3/4 medium onion, chopped
3/4 tsp. minced garlic
2-1/4 tsp. seeded, minced serrano chile
1/3 c. chopped cilantro
1 c. green peas
1 c. corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8 c. chicken broth
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into one-inch chunks
3/4 c. uncooked white rice (I omitted)

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.  Stir in the onion, garlic, and serrano chili; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute.2. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.  Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute. 3. Pour in the chicken broth, potatoes, and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes. Serves 6.One year ago: Blackberry Banana Muffins

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  1. Mary Ellen
    March 12, 2009 / 2:35 pm

    Yum, I am saving this one to make. I love cooking with serranos and cilantro is one of my favorite flavors.

  2. BMK
    March 12, 2009 / 3:23 pm

    This looks like great comfort food. Great blog, I just added you to my reader!

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