New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine just $5!

Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)

Jose Mendoza

"Traditional Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo) is a light version of the Peruvian Chicken Chowder (Chupe de Pollo)."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 30 m servings 391 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)

May we suggest



{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and serrano chili; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth, potatoes, and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles


Read all reviews 69
  1. 100 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Very simple to make although with a long preparation time. The soup, if cooked as directed will result in a very tasty soup. It's worth the effort, a real homemade recipe.

Most helpful critical review

I'm not sure if I did something wrong, but my rice absorbed all the juices and this just became mush. :/

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Very simple to make although with a long preparation time. The soup, if cooked as directed will result in a very tasty soup. It's worth the effort, a real homemade recipe.

I just finished making this soup & i must say it is amazing. My taste buds were dancin'! It has a bit of a spice to it & im really not the spicy type but in this case it was perfect. My family h...

It's a keeper! Very good as is; but we're tinkerers and we: -added small chunks of 1 avacado -1 cup of cilantro -drained the onion mix of excess oil before adding the other items (the soup has ...

This is super popular with everyone I've made it for. However, I do make my own chicken stock, and I shred the chicken instead of using pieces - also, I make the rice separately - because if you...

This is my favorite soup when I go to Peruvian restaurants and I was hoping the recipe came out well. It was great! I doubled the cilantro because whenever I've had aguadito before, it's been ...

Delicious soup! Very authentic recipe. I just added some celery in with the onion to cook, and little more garlic. I feel like I'm in Peru eating this soup. Tastes and looks just like it's suppo...

Hangover, colds, flu, getting it back together recipe!! it tasted like home! however I substituted the "minced serrano chile" mainly because as a Peruvian I had no idea what it was, with aji am...

I made this last night and we really enjoyed it. I skipped the rice to save on a few carbs. My adult children even took home the left overs. I will definitely make this again. I cut the chic...

Very good soup. I want to try a couple of changes however. I will use a little less rice and use brown rice. I used one serano pepper and will use two next time and probably add a few seeds f...