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Ajiaco Colombiano (Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 119 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 497 kcal


  • 3 chicken breast skin removed
  • 12 cups water
  • 3 ears fresh corn cut into 2 pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups papa criolla Andean Potato
  • 3 medium white potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium red potatoes peeled and sliced
  • cup guascas
  • 1 cup heavy cream for serving
  • 1 cup capers for serving


  • In a large pot, place the chicken, corn, chicken bouillon, cilantro, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes, until chicken is cooked and tender. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • Continue cooking the corn for about 15 more minutes. Discard green onion and add red potatoes, white potatoes, and the guascas. Cook for 15 more minutes.
  • Uncover and add the frozen papa criolla and simmer for 15 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the chicken meat into small pieces and return to the pot. Serve the Ajiaco hot with capers and heavy cream on the side.


Calories: 497kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 32gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1331mgPotassium: 1660mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 825IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Ajiaco colombiano, ajiaco santafereño
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