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Sopa de Pollo y Plátano Verde (Chicken and Green Plantain Soup) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Sopa de Pollo y Plátano Verde (Chicken and Green Plantain Soup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 7 votes
Servings 4 to servings


  • 2 large chicken breasts bone in
  • About 10 cups of chicken stock or broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of onion diced
  • 6 scallions chopped
  • ½ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of corn kernels frozen or fresh
  • 2 green plantains peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken in a large pot with the cumin, salt, pepper, and the water. Place the garlic, onions and scallions in a blender with ¼ cup of water and blend. Add this mixture to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add half of the cilantro, corn and plantains. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 30 minutes more or until the plantains are tender.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot, de-bone it, breaking the meat into bite sized pieces, and return the meat to the soup. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve warm.
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