Colombian Chicken Stew (Ajiaco)

Colombian Chicken Stew (Ajiaco)

Jennifer 1

"This stew is comforting, a little exotic, totally different, fresh, and delicious!"


2 h servings 693 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 693 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.3g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 41.1 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 714 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Put chicken pieces in a large pot over medium heat with enough water to cover the chicken; bring to a boil and let simmer until the chicken is falling off the bones, about 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot, reserving the water in the pot. Allow the chicken to cool enough to be able to remove the meat from bones and shred into strands.
  2. Return the water to medium heat; add the potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the water; cook until the potatoes and onion are soft; about 30 minutes. Once the potatoes are tender, use a masher to mash the potatoes into the broth, resulting in a thickened broth. Stir in the shredded chicken and corn; cook until heated through completely. Add the avocado and cilantro just before serving; garnish with sour cream.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Ajiaco is from the state of Cundinamarca (Bogota), Colombia. After preparing the traditional recipe with the guidance of my in-laws, there are a few touches that this recipe lacks. Fist, you sho...

im sorry,but i think this is an imitation of true colombian food. Sour cream is used usually with mexican recipes, not colombian,media crema (table cream) is the right one; & like other reviewer...

I totally agree with the previous reviewer. All the ingredients that she is mentioning are a must in an Ajiaco. For Crema you can also use thick cream and the capers are optional, always served ...

This stew is absolutely delicious.

Really easy and delicious! I changed a few things but stuck mostly to the recipe.

Pretty bland. Lacks essentials (see my notes)

I did different kind of potatoes that you suggested and the difference beautiful

chicken stock a bit bland. a lot of work for not much flavor.