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Sancocho of hen or chicken

This delicious chicken sancocho is the recipe that my grandmother prepared. I am sure that when you try it, I take you to childhood, so accompany me and follow this process step by step, which is easy and fast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Colombian
Keyword: chicken sancocho
Servings: 5
Calories: 1296kcal
Author: Lorena Rodríguez


  • 1 hen or 1 chicken.
  • 12 cups of water
  • 6 potatoes peeled and cut in half.
  • 4 Creole potatoes cut in four.
  • 4 pieces of corn on the cob
  • 6 cassava pieces peeled.
  • Two green plantains cut into large pieces
  • 1 clove of garlic finely chopped.
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ to mato finely chopped.
  • 1 carrot grated.
  • 1 bouillon cube optional.
  • Salt color cumin and pepper to taste.
  • Coriander finely chopped to serve.


  • In a large pot, add the water, chicken, corn on the cob, plantains, onion, tomato, carrot, garlic, bouillon cube if desired, and salt to taste.
  • Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Add the cassava, the potato, the Creole potato, the color, the cumin, and the pepper and continue cooking for 30 or 35 minutes or until you notice that the ingredients are soft. When you are ready to add the coriander.
  • Serve hot on a deep plate, making sure you add each serving of the different ingredients. You can accompany the dish with an avocado slice and a portion of white rice.

Bon Appetite!


    Calories: 1296kcal | Carbohydrates: 292g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 3713mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 3199IU | Vitamin C: 185mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 5mg