This traditional chicken soup warms the cockles of your heart…and your hangover, if you’ve got one! I first had a Sancocho in Panama many years ago and have a bowl every time we go back to visit. Recently I saw frozen Yucca in our local supermarket and popped it in my cart to make this delicious soup at home. It’s my husband’s favorite reminder of home and he was so happy that I made it for him! We usually serve Sancocho over a bowl of cooked rice…yum!
4 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
4 skinless chicken drumsticks
1/4 cup Goya Recaito (Culantro cooking base)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper
1 large Spanish onion, chopped
10 cups water
8-10 pieces of Goya Yucca
6 large carrots, chopped
6 corn on the cob pieces (I used frozen)
cilantro leaves (garnish)
Place the marinated chicken in a large soup pot. Turn the heat to medium high, add the chopped onions and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add the ten cups of water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30-45 minutes until chicken starts to fall apart. Add the yucca and the carrots. Bring back to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for an additional 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare rice if using.
Add in the corn on the cob pieces. Bring back to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 5-10 minutes until corn is tender.
Serve soup in large bowls filled with cooked rice and garnished with fresh cilantro.