Aji de Gallina

  1. Peruvian Aji de Gallina Recipe
  2. Ingredients
    1. To decorate the Ají de gallina
  3. Method
  4. Tips and tricks
  5. Additional information

Peruvian Aji de Gallina Recipe

The Ají de Gallina is one of the most popular dishes in Peru that delights most palates and is also an easy-to-prepare dish, which has our precious Yellow Pepper among its main ingredients. To eat!

How to prepare Ají de Gallina

Chili chicken recipe
chicken chili

Ají de gallina is a delicious traditional Peruvian dish that can be enjoyed at any type of occasion. Its ingredients are easy to get and its preparation is quick and simple.

🔪 Prep Time20 minutes
🍲 Cook Time45 minutes
⏲️ Total Time65 minutes
🍽️ Servings4 servings
🔥 Calories120 calories


  • 1 chicken or chicken breast
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red onion chopped into small squares
  • 1kg of potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 70ml olive oil
  • 40 g ground garlic
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of white pepper
  • 200 gr of liquefied yellow chili
  • 50 gr of peeled pecans
  • 25 gr sesame seeds (sesame) toasted
  • 3 French loaves or 6 slices crustless sliced ​​bread
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger (ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon white cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano powder
  • 1 cup of milk

To decorate the Ají de gallina

  • 8 black olives
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 1 small onion
  • Chopped parsley


  1. First, boil the chicken or chicken breast for approximately 20 minutes in a pot with the celery, bay leaves, small onion and carrot.
  2. Once the chicken is boiled, shred it or cut it into small pieces.
  3. Boil the potatoes with a little salt, peel them and reserve them.
  4. Soak bread or slices of crustless sliced ​​bread in milk.
  5. With a little of the broth, blend the pecans and the sesame seeds.
  6. Put a little oil in a pot, heat and fry the garlic without burning it.
  7. Add the pepper, ginger (ginger), oregano and bay leaf. Mix well and add the pecans and the blended sesame.
  8. Add the yellow pepper and fry until it takes on a little color, add the onion cut into small squares and cook for approximately 5 minutes or more (depending on the strength of the fire).
  9. Next, add the shredded chicken and stir for 2 or 3 minutes so that the chicken takes on a bit of flavor.
  10. Now add the bread soaked in milk and if the cream is too thick add a little chicken broth.
  11. Add salt to taste and stir until you get a good consistency, neither too thick nor too watery.
  12. Serve on a plate a base of potatoes, the chicken chili cream on top and decorate with parsley, hard-boiled eggs and black olives.
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And here a tip to surprise your guests with your rich Ají de Gallina.

Tips and tricks

The advice is to add a little grated Parmesan cheese just one minute before serving, move it until it dissolves and serve.

Additional information

Chicken Chili it is a dish with a story who comes from afar, neither more nor less than from the old European continent.

His predecessor is Blancmange and it is possible that many cannot imagine how it is that the Manjar Blanco as we know it in Peru has been able to transform into our beloved Ají de Gallina.

Let's explain it...

Let's go back to medieval times in Europe, by then it was known and a dish invented by the Spanish called Manjar Blanco was praised.

The original recipe contained chicken breast, rice, almonds, sugar and of course it was a spoon dish . In other countries he also had a good fuck and so we can know that the French called him Menjar Blanc and the italians Blanc Mangieri .

With the arrival of the Spaniards in Peru, its cuisine also arrived and among its dishes the Manjar Blanco. It is in Peru where miscegenation with the natives of the land is sought and it is in this way that our beloved Yellow pepper it is present, it is added to the recipe, the sugar is suppressed and in this way the Ají de Gallina is born.

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