1/1 Photo of Panamanian Sancocho
Panamanian-Canadian angel's Note:
There are a few versions of sancocho out there (in fact, there are probably multiple recipes of it within the same country), but this is the way my grandma used to make it. Sancocho is basically a chicken based soup that gets its distinct flavour from cilantro and yuca (or cassava).
My Private Note
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- 1 roasting chicken, cut into pieces (you can also just use 3-4 whole chicken breasts)
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 3 lbs yucca root, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces (also called cassava)
- 4 cups chicken stock (the kind bought in a box is fine)
- salt and pepper
- 1Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
- 2In a small bowl, mix the salt, cilantro, oregano, garlic, and olive oil. Rub the mix all over the chicken and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
- 3In the meantime, peel and chop the yucca and the onion. Set aside.
- 4Heat a large pot over medium heat. Place the chicken in the pot, place a lid on it, and let it sweat for about 7 minutes.
- 5Add the onion and the chicken stock. Bring the soup to a boil and then let it simmer over medium low heat until the chicken is cooked through and soft.
- 6Raise the heat to medium and add the yucca. Bring the pot to a gentle simmer and cook until the yucca is cooked through (approximately 10 minutes).
- 7Serve with white rice on the side that is added into the soup when you are about to eat it.
- 8NOTE: This soup keeps well frozen and only gets more flavourful with time.
Nutritional Facts for Panamanian Sancocho
Serving Size: 1 (467 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 828.3
- Calories from Fat 159
- Total Fat 17.7 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 60.6 mg
- Sodium 2186.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 142.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.9 g
- Sugars 11.2 g
- Protein 23.8 g