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Gloria's Colombian Ajiaco

A Colombian dish for one of my favourite characters from Modern Family, Gloria!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 2


  • Lidded Saucepan
  • Twine


  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Onion roughly chopped
  • 3 Garlic Clones roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock
  • 100 g New Potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Corn-on-the-Cobs halved
  • 1 bunch Coriander with stems (washed well and tied with string)
  • 1 bunch Spring Onions washed and tied with string
  • 2 avocados pitted, peeled and thinly sliced, to serve
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves chopped


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes then add the chicken to brown on each side. Pour in the stock and raise the heat to high. When the mixture boils, lower the heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer.
  • Cook until the chicken is tender, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter, reserving the cooking liquid in the pot. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Cut or tear the chicken thighs into bite-size strips and discard the bones.
  • Place the potatoes in the pot with the leftover cooking liquid and turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the corn-on-the-cob, coriander and the spring onions. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, but not overcooked.
  • Remove the coriander and spring onions and return the chicken to the pot. Simmer a few minutes more until the chicken is warmed through. Ladle the soup into individual bowls and add the corn-on the cob, spring onions and avocado to the side and top with the coriander leaves.
Keyword Modern Family, TV Show