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Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

Erica Dinho
5 from 16 votes


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 large onions quartered
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into pieces
  • 5 scallions white part only
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley with stems
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro with stems
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • Water


  • Place all the ingredients in a 12-quart pot. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Skim the film from the stock with a large spoon every hour. Add water as needed. Simmer uncovered for about 5 hours.
  • Strain stock and discard the chicken and vegetables. Store the stock in containers. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
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