Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stew

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Posted: Apr 17, 2015 10:29 AM
Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stew

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people.

Some 100 cooks and volunteers used 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of chicken meat and about 300 kilograms of vegetables to prepare the traditional dish, known as Bey's soup, in the center of Sarajevo Friday.

It took eight hours to cook in an enormous, meter-high pot.

Judges are sending details of the event to Guinness officials for verification.

Part of the dish was served to hundreds of residents who gathered to watch the spectacle. Organizers said the rest will be distributed to soup kitchens, which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.