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Aguadito de Pollo Chicken Soup From Peru Recipe (Diet Food)

Aguadito de Pollo Chicken Soup From Peru Recipe (Diet Food)

Every mother knows that the best cure for a bad cold, for a stomach problem, for almost any malaise, even a broken heart, is Mama’s chicken soup!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Chicken, Soups
Cuisine Latin America
Servings 4
Calories 284 kcal


  • 6 chicken pieces
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 c cantor paste (blend cilantro leaves with very little water and some salt)
  • 1 c light beer
  • 1 whole hot red, yellow or green “aji” pepper
  • 1 sweet green pepper
  • 1/2 c green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 c corn kernels 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 big potatoes, diced
  • 1 c brown rice
  • 6 c chicken broth


  • In a big saucepan, saute the onions, garlic and hot pepper for 5 mins.
  • Puree it. Place the chicken chunks in a saucepan with the adobe and salt and let it cook, covered, over low heat for about 10 mins.
  • Add the beer, broth, cilantro paste and aji; when it starts to boil, add the rice, red pepper squares, corn, peas, and potatoes.
  • Cook for 15 more mins. Remove the aji before serving.
  • (In Peru this dish is called Levanta muertos because it’s very nutritious, and is famous as a cure for hangover.)
Keyword Chicken recipes, Diet Recipes, Soup recipes