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Peruvian Aguadito de Pollo

Aguadito de Pollo

Peruvian Chicken Cilantro Soup

Aguadito de Pollo, a delicious, hearty and spicy chicken soup, can probably be named Peru's national soup. Served around the country, this traditional soup contains large pieces of chicken, yellow potatoes (papas amarillas), aji amarillo (yellow pepper), onions, peas, corn and rice. The main ingredient surely is cilantro giving the soup its distinctive green color and taste.

Aguadito de Pollo is believed to raise the dead and therefore quite often consumed after long and boozy nights or when having a bad flu.

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