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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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

391 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium. 45.4 g carbohydrates; 19.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2006
I'm not sure if I did something wrong but my rice absorbed all the juices and this just became mush.:/ Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
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. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
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. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2008
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!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2008
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 Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
This is super popular with everyone I've made it for. However I do make my own chicken stock and I shred the chicken instead of using pieces - also I make the rice separately - because if you store it all together the rice sucks up the stock and your leftovers are kind of gross and soggy. Also a little less potatoe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
This is my favorite soup when I go to Peruvian restaurants and I was hoping the recipe came out well. It was great! I doubled the cilantro because whenever I've had aguadito before it's been super green with tons of cilantro. (I added half at the beginning like the recipe said and then saved the rest until a couple of minutes before the soup was finished) I also used bone-in chicken and shreaded it off the bone at the end. Next time I'd probably use more broth... Serving suggestion: add some lime and if you like spice try making the aji sauce that is often served with it. MMMM... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Delicious soup! Very authentic recipe. I just added some celery in with the onion to cook and little more garlic. I feel like I'm in Peru eating this soup. Tastes and looks just like it's supposed to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Hangover colds flu getting it back together recipe!! it tasted like home! however I substituted the "minced serrano chile" mainly because as a Peruvian I had no idea what it was with aji amarillo available frozen in big chains. This made it more traditional and extra delicious. Just make sure you handle the aji with disposable gloves or plastic bags in your hands while you get the veins and seeds of them rinse and cut into medium slivers. Another note don't chop the stems of the cilantro in your mix. They are bitter however difficult try to use leaves only. Scissors helped. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2007
I made this last night and we really enjoyed it. I skipped the rice to save on a few carbs. My adult children even took home the left overs. I will definitely make this again. I cut the chicken and potatoes into smaller pieces and it saved a lot of time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2006
Very good soup. I want to try a couple of changes however. I will use a little less rice and use brown rice. I used one serano pepper and will use two next time and probably add a few seeds for a little pepper heat. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2006
I'm not sure if I did something wrong but my rice absorbed all the juices and this just became mush.:/ Read More
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