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Sancocho de Gallina (Chicken or Hen Sancocho)

Erica Dinho
5 from 82 votes
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 ears fresh corn cut into 3 pieces
  • 12 cups of water
  • ½ cup aliños
  • 1 big whole chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green plantains peeled and cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 6 medium white potatoes peeled and cut in half
  • 1 pound frozen yuca cut into big pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • In a large pot, place the chicken, corn, aliños, chicken bouillon, salt and green plantain. Add the water and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, yuca and pepper and continue cooking for 30 more minutes or until the yuca and potatoes are fork tender. Stir in the cilantro.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve in large soup bowls, dividing the chicken and vegetables evenly. Sancocho de Gallina o Pollo
Keyword colombian soup, sancocho colombiano
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