Ajiaco Cubano Cuban Chicken Soup
Learn how to make the best homemade Ajiaco Cubano. Our healthy Cuban Soup recipe features shredded chicken, corn, potatoes, lime & cilantro.
Dutch Oven or Large Pot
- 2 tbsp Chicken Fat or Canola Oil
- 1.5 lb Chicken Breast
- 6 Garlic cloves minced
- 2 Medium white onion peeled and quartered
- 0.75 lb Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 0.75 lb Sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 lb Pumpkin peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper sliced
- 1 Celery rib finely chopped
- 1 Carrot finely chopped
- 1 Corn Ear cut into quarters
- 1 Ripe Plantain peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup Cilantro leave and cilantro stems separated
- 4 cups Chicken broth
- 1 tbsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 Limes juiced
- 1/4 cup Sour cream
Put the chicken breasts into a large pot or dutch oven with rendered chicken fat or vegetable oil and cook for 5-6 minutes until both sides are browned.
Pour the chicken stock into the pot with onion and garlic. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and simmer. Cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a platter, reserving the cooking liquid in the pot.
When cool enough to handle, tear the chicken breasts into bite-size strips.
Place the potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin into the pot with the leftover cooking liquid and turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the corn, yellow pepper, plantain, celery, carrot and cilantro stems. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Remove cilantro stems and return the chicken to the pot. Add 3 cups of water. Simmer a few minutes more until the chicken has warmed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Ladle the cuban chicken soup into individual bowls and garnish with chopped cilantro, lime juice and sour cream.
Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.7g | Protein: 19.6g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 1173mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 6.8g | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg