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Ají de Gallina (Spicy Chicken)

ají de gallina (spicy chicken) Side Peru
Ají de Gallina (Spicy Chicken)
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 6

I am honored to show you how to make a delicious and iconic recipe from a beautiful South American country: ají de gallina (spicy chicken), a traditional dish from Peru. Peru is a country rich in customs, traditions, gastronomy and scenery, but its best attribute is its nice and friendly people. There’s a great variety of traditional dishes within its culinary culture. Peruvian cuisine has sparked the interest of chefs and critics worldwide. It has a special feature: the foods and flavors of four continents. The traditional and spicy ají de gallina is a must-have whose flavor you will enjoy once you follow my steps for a successful preparation. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
medium, boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2
carrots
1
celery stalk
3
bay leaves
6
cloves of garlic
1
medium diced onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1
Peruvian yellow pepper or 2 tablespoons of yellow pepper paste
6
slices white bread (remove the crust)
3/4
cup evaporated milk
1/2
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons ground nuts
4
medium potatoes, cooked and sliced
3
hard-boiled eggs (for garnish)
10
black olives (for garnish)
Curly leaf parsley for garnish

Directions

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  • 1
    Place chicken breasts in a pot with water over medium to medium high heat. Stir in the carrots, bay leaves, celery stalk, and salt and pepper to taste. Boil, turn down the heat; cover for about 30 minutes. Drain the chicken and cool to shred. Set the broth aside.
  • 2
    Soak the slices of bread in the milk.
  • 3
    Put two or three tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium to medium high heat, sauté onion and then garlic, plus the yellow pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the soaked bread and the half cup of chicken broth. If necessary, add more milk and cook for another 8 minutes. Add the chicken and the ground nuts; mix well. Garnish with the sliced potatoes, eggs, black olives and parsley.
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  • To easily cut cooked potatoes, soak the knife in water or oil (preferably olive oil) before each cut.

Expert Tips

  • Goes well with delicious white rice!
  • To shred chicken easily without getting your hands dirty, you can use two forks.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • I am honored to show you how to make a delicious and iconic recipe from a beautiful South American country: ají de gallina (spicy chicken), a traditional dish from Peru. Peru is a country rich in customs, traditions, gastronomy and scenery, but its best attribute is its nice and friendly people. There’s a great variety of traditional dishes within its culinary culture. Peruvian cuisine has sparked the interest of chefs and critics worldwide. It has a special feature: the foods and flavors of four continents. The traditional and spicy ají de gallina is a must-have whose flavor you will enjoy once you follow my steps for a successful preparation.

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