The kak ik recipe is a typical dish of Guatemalan cuisine. It consists of a turkey or chicken stew with spices and vegetables. The main ingredients used for its preparation are turkey or chicken, onion, garlic, tomato, chili (pepper), black pepper, coriander and mint. It is also possible to add vegetables such as carrots or cooked potatoes to give it more flavor and consistency.
The dish is cooked over medium heat until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft, after which the spices are mixed and the coriander leaves are added at the end of cooking.
The flavor of Kak Ik is strong and spicy, but balanced by the sweetness of the vegetables. It is a very tasty and versatile dish that is usually accompanied with cooked rice or tortillas. Kak ik is an important part of Guatemala's gastronomic culture, very popular throughout the country and very easy to find in any of the country's restaurants and bars.