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Panamanian Sancocho



  • Serves 6
  • Cooks in 150 mins (30m prep + 120m cook)
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

a special meal from panama

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large pot, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and brown on both sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. 2.Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until softened.
  3. 3.Add the yucca, plantains, and corn to the pot and stir to combine.
  4. 4.Add the chicken back to the pot, along with the cilantro, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, and enough water to cover everything.
  5. 5.Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for 1-2 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.Serve hot with a side of rice.

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  • chevron_rightIf you can't find yucca, you can substitute with potatoes.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a thicker stew, you can mash some of the yucca and plantains to thicken the broth.