Aji De Gallina | a2 Milk® USA Recipes
Aji De Gallina | a2 Milk® USA Recipes

Aji de Gallina

Difficulty: Easy

Aji De Gallina Recipe

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 8



  • 4 slices Whole grain bread
  • 2 ½ cups a2 Milk® Whole 
  • 1 Tbsp. Canola oil
  • 1 Red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. Garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup Walnuts
  • 6 Tbsp. Aji paste
  • 1 tsp. Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 pounds Chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese*
  • 1 cup Chicken broth

For garnish

  • 3-4 Black olives, pitted
  • 1 Egg, hard-boiled and cut into quarters
  • 1 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Walnuts, chopped


  1. Cut the bread into small pieces and place in a bowl with 1 ½ cups of milk to soak. Set aside and leave remaining cup of milk for the sauce.
  2. In a medium sized saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent. Add the chopped walnuts, chilli paste, salt, pepper, and cumin.
  3. Continue to cook and stir occasionally for another 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a blender, add the soaked bread with milk and the onion and walnut mixture. Blend together until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  5. In a medium sized pot, pour the mixture and turn on to medium heat. Add the broth, shredded chicken breast, Parmesan cheese and remaining milk. Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until it is creamy. If the sauce starts to dry out during the cooking process, add a little broth.
  6. Serve over sliced boiled yellow potatoes and garnish with olives, egg, parsley, and walnuts.


Feel free to swap the 2 oz Parmesan for any other hard cheese made from sheep’s milk if you’re sensitive to the A1 protein.


Nationally recognized nutrition and weight-loss expert, Manuel Villacorta, was pleased to be able to drink milk again after finding a2 Milk®. He uses it in many of his latino recipes to make them easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort.

“Since milk and I have been reunited, thanks to a2 Milk®, today I am presenting one of my favorite Peruvian dishes that you will all love, Aji de Gallina. This is a classic Peruvian chicken stew in a spicy and nutty creamy sauce.”



Recipe courtesy of

Manuel Villacorta | MV Nutrition

Nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience — Manuel is not only a best-selling author of 3 published books but he’s also a recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the likes of the San Francisco Chronicle and ABC7 News.

In addition to being the owner of MV Nutrition, a San Francisco-based private practice,  he’s the founder of the Whole Body Reboot online & App, a weight loss program with emphasis on superfoods and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country.

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