Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)


Traditional Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo) is a light version of the Peruvian Chicken Chowder (Chupe de Pollo).

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut in half

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon seeded, minced serrano chile

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 cup green peas

  • 1 cup corn

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • 10 cups chicken broth

  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in half

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice


  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. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 38mg 191%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 760mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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