sancocho
Sancocho
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Sancocho is a traditional soup that is popular in several Latin American countries and which consists of chicken or beef and tubers.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American, Panamanian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
Ingredients
  • 1 chicken (about 4 lb), cut into pieces
  • 1 lb cassava , peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 lb yam (or sweet potato), peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 ears of corn , each cut in 3
  • 1 small bunch culantro (or cilantro) , chopped
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , cut into small cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken in a pot and cover with water.
  2. Cook over high heat for 5 minutes after boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and add yams, corn, and cassava. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes.
  4. Add the onion, bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, salt, and 1 teaspoon oregano.
  5. Cook 15 minutes more.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the remaining oregano. Cover and wait 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the sancocho with white rice.