Peruvian Chicken Soup

This Peruvian chicken soup (aka: aguadito de pollo) is a delicious winter soup full of rotisserie chicken, rice, vegetables, and LOTS of cilantro. Super simple to make and ready in just an hour. It’s the perfect weekday or weekend soup!

This Peruvian chicken soup (aka: aguadito de pollo) is a delicious winter soup full of rotisserie chicken, rice, vegetables, and LOTS of cilantro. Super simple to make and ready in just an hour. It's the perfect weekday or weekend soup! 

Ok, I’m warning you right now that I’m on a big time chicken kick.

I love me some red meat but I can’t stop developing chicken recipes. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

Also, I hope you like chicken. I should have asked first.

For this Peruvian chicken soup, I went super simple by picking up a rotisserie chicken and picking those bones clean. Have I told you how much I love the ease of a rotisserie chicken? They’re the BEST!

Last year I used one in my lemon chicken vegetable farro soup and here I am again back to my old soup habits.

Oh, and can we talk for a real hot second about the beautiful color of this soup? Cilantro makes everything better.

Unless you hate cilantro. In that case, this soup may not be for you. Sorry cilantro haters.

This aguadito de pollo (aka: Peruvian chicken soup) is a delicious soup full of chicken, rice, vegetables, and cilantro. Ready in just an hour!

If you’re into speaking Spanish you also might know this soup as aguadito de pollo. But, since my Spanish is not the best we’re gonna stick with Peruvian Chicken soup. Or go really simple and just call it chicken cilantro soup.

I should probably not admit it but I did take 4 years of Spanish in high school. Obviously, I learned nothing. The part of my brain that learns languages is broken. Or so that is what I like to tell myself.

Oh well. You can’t win them all.

This Peruvian chicken soup (aka: aguadito de pollo) is a hearty soup full of chicken, vegetables, rice and cilantro. Easy to make and ready in just 60 minutes!

What’s in Peruvian Chicken Soup?

  • Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Chicken
  • Cilantro
  • Chicken stock
  • Lime

See how simple that is? You can totally do it!

This Peruvian chicken soup (aka: aguadito de pollo) is packed full of flavor and ready in just an hour. If you love chicken, rice, vegetables and cilantro this soup is for you!

Want to hear something funny? I think I have a real thing for soups that combine chicken, lime and cilantro. When I was trying to figure out just the right name for this soup I saw that I already had a spicy chicken lime soup and a chicken avocado cilantro lime soup.

Yeah, I would say I have a big crush on those flavors.

Maybe an intervention is needed?

No. Don’t do that. I will never give up my love of all things chicken, lime and cilantro.

NEVER!

(I’m so dramatic.)

This Peruvian chicken soup (aka: aguadito de pollo) is a great weekday soup recipe ready in just an hour. It’s full of rotisserie chicken, white rice, vegetables and fresh cilantro.

Love this Peruvian Chicken Soup?

Looking for even more easy soups? Try my Spicy Thai Pumpkin SoupSuccotash SoupItalian Sausage Fennel White Bean SoupInstant Pot Asian Chicken and Rice SoupChilean Carbonada Soup or my Tom Kha Gai {Chicken Coconut Soup}

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Peruvian Chicken Soup Recipe - Aquadito de Pollo

This Peruvian chicken soup is a delicious winter soup full of rotisserie chicken, rice, vegetables, and LOTS of cilantro. Super simple to make and ready in just an hour. It's the perfect weekday or weekend soup! 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small rotisserie chicken, meat picked off and shredded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, quartered or halved (depending on size)
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for topping

Directions:

Pick the meat off of a rotisserie chicken and set aside.

In a soup pot add olive oil and set over medium-high heat.

When the oil is hot add the yellow onion, bell pepper, green chilies, cumin, kosher salt, and black pepper to the pot. Cook For about 10 minutes or just until the onions start to soften. Don't let the vegetables brown too much. You just want to help soften them.

Add the 2 cloves of minced garlic and saute for another 30 seconds or just until the garlic is fragrant.

Add in the potatoes, carrots, white rice and chicken stock. Stir to combine.

Let the soup simmer for about 30 minutes or until the rice and potatoes are fully cooked. Stir the soup while it's cooking so the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

While the soup cooks add the cilantro, remaining 2 cloves of minced garlic, remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock, seeded serrano pepper and lime juice to a blender. Blend until smooth and no large chunks remain.

When the soup is fully cooked turn down to low, add in the rotisserie chicken and the cilantro mixture. Cook for 5 minutes just to help warm the chicken and incorporate the flavors of the cilantro mixture.

Serve with thinly sliced green onions.

Note: you can also add frozen corn kernels and frozen peas to the soup to bulk it up even more.

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Peruvian Chicken Soup”

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    Sara — January 7, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I know what I will be serving for dinner tonight; looks great!

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    Amanda — January 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    This looks so amazing !! I cannot wait to try it !!

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    Paula — January 7, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    It’s supposed to snow again this weekend. This would be perfect to cozy up to!

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    Sabrina — January 7, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    how beautifully green, cilantro yes, and a really nice balance of flavors and no chance of dry chicken with this dish, thank you

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    Lora — January 8, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I’m a cilantro fan so yes to cilantro and yes to this soup!

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    Chrissie Baker — January 8, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Made it this week, it’s quick, super healthy, and I only wished I’d doubled the recipe so my hubby and I could’ve had leftovers for lunch the next day! Definitely will make it again… and again!

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    Abeer — January 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    This is the right season for a soup. This looks so hearty and delicious!

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    Cathy — January 8, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible! I can’t wait to try it!

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