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Colombian Chicken Soup Llanero

Hervido Llanero de Pollo (Colombian Chicken Soup from Los Llanos)

Erica Dinho
5 from 13 votes


  • 12 chicken pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground achiote
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 green plantains peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 pound of cassava or yuca cut into pieces
  • 2 cups butternut squash or pumpkin cut into pieces
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • ΒΌ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the onion, red bell pepper, garlic, scallions, cumin, achiote and 3 tablespoons of water in the blender.
  • Place the chicken broth or water in a large pot, add the onion mixture, chicken pieces and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Add the chopped potatoes, yuca, plantains and pumpkin and cook for 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the carrots and cook for 10 minutes more. Add the chopped cilantro and serve with avocado slices and hot sauce or aji.
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