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Peruvian Aji de Gallina

Prepare this delicious recipe for Peruvian Ají de Gallina in a matter of minutes with the help of Chef Cecilia Tupac.

Ají de Gallina is one of the most popular dishes in Peru, and with good reason! This creamy, thick stew is made up of shredded chicken and boiled potatoes covered in a creamy and spicy yellow sauce made from 'Ají Amarillo'.

Served with rice, egg and black olives, it is a dish that is made in every Peruvian home and it is one of those dishes that everyone loves!

If you live abroad like me and can't get your hands on 'Ají Amarillo', I'll show you a couple of helpful hints and tips that you can use to prepare this Ají de Gallina dish, wherever you are in the world!


  • 1 cup of evaporated milk

  • 1 onion

  • 3 tablespoons of yellow chili paste or 7 to 8 units of sweet yellow peppers to make the aji amarillo paste

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste

  • 50 g of white bread or crackers

  • 1 cup of chicken stock

  • 1/2 kg of chicken breast

  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon of oregano

  • Salt, pepper and cumin to taste


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