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Ajiaco (Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup) Recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 4 ears yellow corn, shucked, sliced into 1" wheels
  • 3 lb chicken breasts, cut up
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 cup onions, finely diced
  • 3 cup milk
  • 2 yucca, peeled and diced
  • 1 lime, juiced


1. Melt the butter in a 6 qt pot over medium heat.
3. Cook chicken pieces in the butter until no longer pink.
4. Remove chicken with slotted spoon and place in in a bowl.
5. Put onion, garlic, cayenne, and paprika in pot and cook while stirring, until onion is translucent and colored with the paprika.
6. Add stock, milk, yucca, corn, and chicken to the pot.
7. Bring almost to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring every now and then, for about 1 hour, or until yucca is tender.
8. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
9. Serve with Cuban or French bread that has been sliced and broiled until golden.


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Chicken
Vegetable / Potato
Course:Main Dish
Cuisine:American / South American

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