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Sopa de Pollo y Plátano Verde (Chicken and Green Plantain Soup)

The best chicken plantain soup recipe and it’s perfect when you’re feeling sick.

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It’s soup time and I want to share one of my favorites, Chicken and green banana soup (Chicken and green plantain soup). It tastes delicious, is well balanced, comforting and warming. I find the flavors to be perfect for this time of year.

Ajiaco is my favorite chicken soup and I can eat it every day, but I love trying new soup recipes during the cold months. This soup is very simple to prepare and substantial.

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I first made this soup a couple of years ago when I was craving a Colombian chicken soup called chicken sancocho. I didn’t have all the ingredients needed to prepare it at home chicken sancochoso I did this Chicken and green banana soup Instead. While the soup alone is more than enough to satisfy my hunger, I usually serve it with avocado on the side.

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Ingredients you will need

Below is the printable recipe card with the exact quantities and cooking directions.

Chicken: You can use breast or a blend of your favorite chicken pieces. I like to use bone in chicken for extra flavor.

Chicken broth: You can also use chicken broth.

Spices: Cumin, color, salt and pepper.

Vegetables: Garlic cloves, onion, shallots, corn and plantains.

Herbs: Fresh coriander or parsley.

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If you are looking for a substantial and simple soup, which can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving, this is for you.

I like to serve this soup with avocado and lime wedges on the side. For a complete meal you can serve it with a light green salad.

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How to make chicken and plantain soup

  • Place the chicken in a large pot with the cumin, salt, pepper and water. Place the garlic, onion and shallots in a blender with ¼ cup water and blend. Add this mixture to the pot.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add half the cilantro, corn and plantains. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 30 minutes longer or until the plantains are tender.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, debone it, break the meat into bite-sized pieces and return the meat to the soup. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve hot.
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More soup recipes to try

Chicken noodle soup

Chicken and rice soup with coriander and lime

Chicken and potato broth

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Chicken and green plantain soup recipe

Erica Dinho

Preparation time 10 minutes

Time to cook 1 Now

Total time 1 Now 10 minutes

Course Main door

Kitchen Colombian

Portions 4 portions

Calories 227 kcal

ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts bone inside
  • 12 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of onion cut into cubes
  • 6 shallot chopped
  • ½ cup of fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 cup of corn kernels frozen or fresh
  • 2 green plane trees peeled and cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a large pot with the cumin, salt, pepper and water. Place the garlic, onion and shallots in a blender with ¼ cup water and blend. Add this mixture to the pot.

  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  • Add half the cilantro, corn and plantains. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 30 minutes longer or until the plantains are tender.

  • Remove the chicken from the pan, debone it, break the meat into bite-sized pieces and return the meat to the soup. Sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 15GProtein: 31GFat: 5GSaturated fats: 1GPolyunsaturated fats: 1GMonounsaturated fat: 1GTrans fats: 0.01GCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 2837mgPotassium: 739mgFiber: 2GSugar: 7GVitamin A: 388UIC vitamin: 10mgSoccer: 69mgIron: 2mg

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