Burdock and Winter Root stew with Chicken Cooked in Chilean Clay Pot

My first opportunity to get to cook in a Chilean Clay Pot from Pomaire region of Chile. Fairtrade and Lead free, like the La Chamba cookware from Columbia you can cook with it on the stove, oven and microwave.

This charming chicken pot seems perfect for cooking chicken with root vegetables.  Most Latin cookware requires no special pre-treatment or soaking before cooking.

1 onion sliced

1 cut up some chicken thighs, bones can be removed your preference.

3 cloves of garlic

2 orange carrots and one large yellow carrot (if available).

2 stalks of celery sliced.

1 burdock root

1 turnip

6 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

1/2 C white wine

1 T Pepper

1 teaspoon of salt

2 twigs of Fresh Oregano if available, 1 teaspoon of dried
Mexican or Traditional Oregano if not.


1/2 a cup of chopped cilantro.

Slice one onion and your chicken. I recommend darker cuts of chicken since they will not dry out like a lean chicken breast in the 40 mins. of cooking the roots.

Saute the onions and chicken in about 3 table of olive oil. You will not need much, just enough to lightly coat the pan and brown your meat and onions.

Add 3 chopped cloves of Garlic to the sauteing mixture.

Add 6 cups of chicken broth and 1/4 of white wine.


Take the oregano, cilantro, pepper and salt (optional) and add to the broth.

Next add sliced carrots. I used orange and yellow carrots. The Yellow ones were denser and offered a non carrot impression.  Slice and add the celery.

I don’t peal my Burdock root since the skin is suppose to be very nutritious. I lightly shaved away any larger extending roots, cleaned well, chopped off the ends and sliced into thin pieces.

Peal and cut up a turnip. add to the broth mixture.

Cook covered for 40 mins and let the liquid reduce and vegetables cook.

Classic simple chicken stew.

For additional information about Pomaireware visit Laarsen Associates a large US wholesaler of Chilean cookware. Wonderful selection of animal cookware. Rumor is we can expect to see many more recipes from this friendly husband and wife team as she is working on a cookbook!