SANCOCHO DE GALLINA (VENEZUELAN CHICKEN SOUP)

Ingredients

  • Chicken stock (1 and 1/2 qts.)
  • 1 yucca, peeled and cut into 1"x1"x1" pieces.
  • 2 plantains, peeled, halved, and sliced into thirds longitudinally.
  • 2 red potatoes, peeling optional, cut into chunks.
  • 3 whole chicken breast, skinned and quartered with bones left on.
  • Juice from two lemons
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Roux (2 tsp all-purpose flour and 2 tsp butter, mixed and microwaved for 30 seconds into a yellowish sludge)
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

In one cup of chicken stock, simmer scallions, cilantro, and cumin for a few minutes.

Set it aside till cool, then process it into a smooth, green-colored flavoring element to be added to the final soup.

In the remaining 1 and 1/4 quarts of chicken stock, simmer the quartered, skinned chicken breasts.

Particulate scum which floats off the chicken breasts as they start to cook may be skimmed off with a ladle, and discarded.

The chicken will take about an hour to cook.

As the chicken starts to simmer, add cut-up, peeled yucca, and cut-up potatoes.

You may continue to skim off scum after the yucca and potatoes are in the soup.

About a half hour from completion time, add cut-up plaintains.

Plaintains are more delicate, and require less cooking time that other elements of the soup.

10 minutes before completion time, add the processed scallions-cilantro-cumin, and the juice from 2 lemons. Add roux to "bind" the soup, stirring to mix it well.

Make sure the potatoes and yucca are cooked to softness, and examine a piece of chicken to check for doneness.

If overcooked, the yucca, potato, and plaintain disintegrate, but their rich flavors remain. Add salt and pepper to taste

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Características

  • Alimento base: Chicken
  • Dificultad: Average
  • Tiempo preparación: 90 min.
  • Comensales: 6
  • Estacionalidad: All year
  • País: Venezuela
  • Comunidad:
  • Típica de: Venezuela
  • Provincia:
  • Microondas: No
  • Celiacos: No
  • Afrodisiaca: No
  • Thermomix: No
  • Niños: No
  • Light: No
  • Vegetariana: No

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