Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito De Pollo)

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
40 mins
50 mins

This traditional Peruvian soup contains large pieces of chicken breast and potato cooked with peas, corn, and red pepper. It is a light version of the Peruvian Chicken Chowder (Chupe de Pollo).

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  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, garlic, and serrano chili; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth, potatoes, and rice.
  6. 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.