Chicken in Chile Sauce (Ají de Gallina)

60 mins (prep 45)
17 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Comfort food, Peruvian style. The chile sauce's brilliant yellow hue comes from a pinch of turmeric, as well as bottled ají amarillo paste, which also lends a fruity heat. It is thickened with bread and walnuts (a tasty trick for stretching foods to feed many mouths) and blended to a satiny smoothness. Although Peruvian cooks usually shred the chicken and add it directly to the sauce, we like the elegance of serving the roast chicken breasts on top of the sauce and passing extra around in a gravy boat.

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Serving Size (25.32 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 155.61 Calories from Fat 145.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.12g 198.44%
Saturated Fat 1.39g 55.63%
Trans Fat 0.17g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.47mg 0.16%
Total Carbohydrate 2.4g 6.4%
Dietary Fiber 1.05 g 33.57%
Sugars 0.4 g %
Protein 2.32g 37.09%
Vitamin A 3.03IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 16.16mg% Iron 0.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
quail eggs, medium onion, or, bottled, reduced-sodium chicken broth, chicken breast halves with skin and bone, accompaniment, or, garnish