Ajiaco, A Traditional Colombian Chicken Stew

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Ajiaco is a Colombian chicken stew especially popular in the capital Bogotá, where it is often considered to be the city’s dish. Just a yummy chicken stew with avocado, corn, and garlic; topped sour cream adds to the taste.

Ajiaco, A Traditional Colombian Chicken Stew
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Recipe type: Soup, Entree
Cuisine: Colombian
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Serves: 6
 
Ajiaco is a Colombian chicken stew especially popular in the capital Bogotá, where it is often considered to be the city's dish. Just a yummy chicken stew with avocado, corn, and garlic; topped sour cream adds to the taste.
Ingredients
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • sour cream, for topping
Instructions
  1. Bring the chicken and water to a boil. Let it simmer for 45 minutes.
  2. Once the chicken is done, take off the heat and let it cool.
  3. Remove the bones and shred the chicken. Set aside for now.
  4. Return the pot again to the stove and throw in the potatoes, salt, onion, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes. Use a wooden spoon and mash the potatoes.
  6. Now add the chicken and corn to it. Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Throw in the avocado, cilantro and sour cream and serve.
ajiaco stew
Taken by Flickr user Mauricio Giraldo.

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