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Chicken Soup with Yuca, Plantains and Potatoes (Colombia)

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Category: Soups, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/2 lb Chicken
  • 3 qt Water
  • 2 sm Yellow onions; minced
  • 4 md Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1/4 ts Salt; or to taste
  • 1/8 ts Black pepper; freshly ground
  • 3/4 lb Yuca; peeled
  • 2 md Red-skinned potatoes; cut
  • -into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/8 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 Yellow plantains; cut into
  • -1/2-inch rounds, peeled
  • 1/3 c Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 md Scallions; trimmed and
  • -minced
  • 2 tb Finely chopped fresh
  • -cilantro



Rinse the chicken under cold running water. Put the chicken, water, half of
the minced onions, 2 cloves garlic, and the salt and pepper in a large
stockpot. Bring to a boil, covered, over medium-high heat, then reduce the
heat and simmer the chicken, covered, for 1+1/2 hours.

Remove the chicken from the stock to a large plate. Bone the chicken
breasts and cut into bite-size chunks. Return the chunks of chicken breast
to the pot. Reserve the rest of the chicken meat for another use.

Cut the pieces of yuca in half lengthwise, cut away the fibrous core in the
center of each piece with a paring knife, then cut the yuca into 1/2-inch
chunks. Add the yuca, potatoes, the remaining onions and 2 cloves garlic,
and the cumin to the stock. Bring to a boil, covered, then reduce the heat
and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

Add the plantains and lemon juice to the soup, and continue simmering until
the plantains are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the soup from the heat,
and stir in the scallions and cilantro. Taste and adjust the seasoning, and
serve at once.

Serves 8 to 10 as a first course and 4 to 5 as a main entree.

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