Ajiaco (Colombian Potato and Chicken Soup) | Kenji’s Cooking Show


I recorded this video before the current political turmoil engulfing Colombia, so I do not mention it in the video. A good way to stay up to date on what’s going on the ground is through Temblores ONG, an human rights NGO from Colombia. You can also find resources on ways you can help through them. Gracias. Donate to No Kid Hungry here: You can get the full recipe for ajiaco here: You can order Guascas here: You can order papas criollas and mazorca (or Cuzco corn) from various online retailers, but because they’re shipped frozen, they can be quite pricey. I’d suggest seeking them out at a local South American market if you have one.





  1. Thank for sharing. Your channel speaks to my inner wanna be cook. I especially appreciate the story behind the dishes. That’s what it’s all about! Considering I can’t travel to the people and cultures I wish I could, I try to create authentic replicas at home. It’s my favorite part of food. Thanks again!!

  2. Worked in Ráquira in the Andes foothills, Bogota, and Cartagena, and the climates were all hugely different. Never experienced humidity quite like Cartagena on the Caribbean coast! Fabulous country with lovely people. Such a shame they are all too frequently associated with the wrong things.

  3. Traveling outside of the states is one of the BEST ways to open your eyes to new cuisine. I took a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos a few years ago, and I will never forget the food there. Completely different cultures and environments lead to some really neat food.