Chicken Sancocho (Chicken Stew)

Chicken Sancocho (Chicken Stew)

  • Recipe Serves: 4
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 45 min


  • 1 1/4 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 1 lb. yucca, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large sweet potato, (about 12 oz.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 3/4 tsp. Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon or Knorr® Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor Bouillon
  • 1 large ear corn-on-the-cob, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Season chicken, if desired, with salt and pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread in 5-quart pot over medium-high heat and cook chicken, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon Spread to pot; melt. Stir in yucca and sweet potato and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add water and Bouillon and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and cook covered 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in corn; cover and cook until vegetables are tender and chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove chicken; cut meat from bones and return to pot. Stir in cilantro. Serve, if desired with lime wedges.

Tip: To speed up prep time, substitute 3 cups frozen yuca and 1 cup frozen or canned corn kernals.

Tip: Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal.

Cost per recipe*: $5.36.
Cost per serving*: $1.34.

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Portion 1 serving Servings Per Conatiner Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Portion 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 110 mg
Sodium 600 mg
Total Carbs 68 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 24 g
Calcium 6 %
Iron 10 %
Potassium 930 mg
Omega-3 0.3 g
Omega-6 3.07 g
Vitamin C 50 %
Vitamin A 250 %