“Aji de gallina” is a classic Peruvian dish, with shredded chicken simmered in a smooth, creamy sauce with chili, cheese and walnuts. Ají de gallina is considered a comfort food, and the name translates to “chicken chili” or “hen’s chili.”
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
- 4 cups Cooked Chicken (shredded)
- 2 slices of bread, crust removed
- 1/3 cup Milk
- 1 Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 3 tbs Walnuts
- 2 tbs grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
- 2 tsp Aji Amarillo Chili Paste
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
- 4 Eggs, boiled
- 4 Yellow Potatoes, boiled
- Steamed White Rice
- Prep your chicken. You can use leftover cooked chicken by shredding it. Or, you can start with a fresh rotisserie chicken.
- Soak the bread in the milk for a few minutes. Dice the onion and finely mince the garlic.
- Put the soaked bread, walnuts and parmesan in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Warm the oil in a medium pan and add the onion. Cook a few minutes until softened then add the garlic, aji amarillo and turmeric and cook a minute more.
- Add the bread-walnut mixture, the chicken and around ½ cup (120ml) of cooking water from the chicken or stock. You can add a little more or less to taste - it should be moist but not runny. Mix well and simmer for around 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with steamed White Rice, and slices of Boiled Eggs and slices of Boiled Potatoes.
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