Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad

A little taste of Bolivia from World Gospel Mission’s International Cookbook

This is a popular dish at weddings and graduations in Bolivia, but will hit the spot on a hot summer day. The recipe calls for a cooked and deboned chicken, but rotisserie chickens were on sale at our local market, so the WGM test kitchen made that work for this recipe. After trying this recipe, we think you could easily use up leftovers from previous nights of the week to make this salad because everything needs to be cooked before making and then the salad is chilled. This recipe will feed a crowd, so make sure you have plenty of mouths to feed. Bon appétit!


  • 20+ potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 1 cooked and deboned chicken, cubed
  • 2 cups carrots, diced and cooked
  • 2 cups green peas, cooked
  • 1 cup diced onion (opt.)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced (opt.)
  • 1 cup sliced green olives (must have)
  • mayonnaise to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad: chop the onions

Because our test kitchen cooked all the items on the spot, quite a bit of prepping was needed for this meal. If you go this route, grab a friend or two to split the prep load. That will make it more fun and the prep will go much faster.

Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad: combine the chopped onions, diced hard-boiled eggs, and sliced olives

Here are our diced hard-boiled eggs, chopped onions, and sliced olives.

Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad: chop and boil the potatoes

Then we chopped and boiled the potatoes.

Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad: cook the diced carrots and frozen peas

We cooked the diced carrots with the frozen peas.

Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad: debone and dice the chicken

We took the chicken off the bones and diced the pieces. You could use frozen chicken breasts or fresh chicken for this recipe too. 

We mixed everything with mayonnaise, according to our taste, and stirred it well.

RECIPE: Bolivian Chicken Potato Salad

Finally, chill and serve on a bed of lettuce (or eat it by itself!).

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