Cold South American Chicken & Potato Dish

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Bergy

I love the flavor of this simple summer dish. Be careful with the cilantro it is an acquired taste. Wonderful do ahead in the AM and assemble it just before dinner. I like to do this dish with leftover roast beef too. It is hearty enough on it's own but I like to serve it with balsamic tomato slices, sweet onion slices, floral carved radishes and a bit of green salad.

Top Review by marianellabonelli

Just a small comment before you try this dish...peruvians do not use jalapenos in their cooking, they actually have diferent types of "aji"which give a very distinct flavor to their meals. Be careful when using jalapenos since they are very hot. See if you can find a spanish store that have a peruvian section or use 1 jalapeno instead of 3 just to see how hot(spicy) your meal is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan combine the broth, potatoes, lemons, Jalapeno peppers and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken, keep covered and simmer for 15 minutes or a bit longer.
  3. The chicken should be cooked through and the potatoes tender.
  4. Remove from the heat, add cilantro and allow the chicken and potatoes to cool in the broth. (Do this early in the day and assemble just before dinner) Save 3/4 cup of broth drain remainder, discard the jalapenos, cilantro and lemons. Shred the chicken into thin strips.
  5. Mound the potatoes in the center of a large platter, cover with the shredded chicken and decorate with the eggs, red pepper strips olives and the 4 green onions. Serve with leftover broth and your favorite salsa on the side.

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