Aji de Gallina: A Soul-Warming Journey Through Peruvian Flavors

Comforting, creamy, and packed with flavor, Aji de Gallina is a classic Peruvian dish that warms the soul and delights the palate. A testament to Peru’s rich culinary heritage, this chicken stew tells a story in every spoonful. Dive in as we unravel the magic behind Aji de Gallina.


  1. The Heart of Aji de Gallina:

Aji de Gallina is a creamy chicken stew made from shredded chicken breasts drenched in a sauce made from milk, bread, walnuts, cheese, and the star ingredient – aji amarillo, a yellow Peruvian chili pepper. This combination results in a dish that’s both spicy and creamy, with a nutty undertone.

  1. A Dish Steeped in History:

The origins of Aji de Gallina can be traced back to Spain’s colonization of Peru. The dish beautifully marries Andean ingredients with European cooking techniques, reflecting the fusion of cultures.

  1. Crafting the Perfect Aji de Gallina:
  • Aji Amarillo: This chili lends the dish its characteristic color and subtle heat.
  • Walnuts: They add a rich, nutty dimension to the sauce.
  • Garnish: The stew is traditionally garnished with boiled eggs, olives, and sometimes potatoes.
  1. Aji de Gallina at El Gordo Eatery:

We, at El Gordo, stay true to the authentic preparation of Aji de Gallina. Our seasoned chefs carefully balance flavors to offer a dish that’s both traditional and uniquely our own.

  1. Pairing Suggestions:

Aji de Gallina is best enjoyed with a side of white rice. To drink, a cold glass of Chicha Morada or a smooth Pisco Sour complements the dish perfectly.

Aji de Gallina is not just a stew; it’s a celebration of Peru’s multifaceted culinary identity. Each ingredient adds depth, each step in its preparation adds love, and every serving brings comfort.

Hungry for a taste of authentic Peruvian comfort food? Look no further. Head over to El Gordo Eatery and indulge in a plate of soul-soothing Aji de Gallina.

By Published On: November 6th, 2023Categories: Peruvian Food