Colombian Chicken Sancocho Recipe

Colombian Chicken Sancocho Recipe

How To Make Colombian Chicken Sancocho

Cook up this authentic Colombian sancocho to keep you warm during winter! It’s packed with delicious chicken, tender corn cobs and potatoes, and more.

Preparation: 3 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 2 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 1tspolive oil
  • 5scallions,chopped
  • 1tomato,chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,chopped
  • ½onion,chopped
  • 6chicken thighs,skinless, on the bone
  • 1cupcilantro,chopped
  • 3potatoes,medium, peeled and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 2cupsyucca
  • 3corn ears,cut in half
  • 1green plantain,small, peeled, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1tspcumin
  • 2chicken bouillon cubes
  • salt,to taste


  1. In a large pot, sauté the scallions, onions and garlic in oil.

  2. Add tomatoes and sauté for another minute.

  3. Add the chicken pieces, then season with a little salt.

  4. Sauté for a few minutes, then add the yucca and plantain.

  5. Fill a pot with water.

  6. Add the chicken bouillon, cumin and half of the cilantro into the pot, then cover.

  7. Simmer on low for 40 minutes.

  8. After simmering, adjust the salt, then add potatoes.

  9. Cook for 15 minutes.

  10. Add corn, then cook for an additional 7 minutes or until corn is tender.

  11. Serve in large bowls, top with cilantro, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 725.22kcal
  • Fat: 34.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.25g
  • Fiber: 6.19g
  • Sugar: 10.99g
  • Protein: 38.03g
  • Cholesterol: 189.35mg
  • Sodium: 1162.24mg
  • Calcium: 64.72mg
  • Potassium: 1447.32mg
  • Iron: 3.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.40mg
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