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Chicken Pares


Pares……….From the famous beef pares with fried rice. I come up with an idea cooking it to chicken. Well chicken is one of my favorite meat. Almost all the ingredients are the same with my beef pares. Once this meal is cooked, if you love the asian dish smell, definitely after reading this post, you will try to cook this recipe. I love it!!!!

Ingredients: good for 10 persons

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 kl chicken cut in portion size
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onions sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 pcs star anise
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 stalk celery (for boiling) don’t cut
  • 2 thumb size ginger crushed.
  • onion leeks for toppings
  • 1 tbsp toasted garlic
  • fish sauce for adjusting taste

Procedures:

  • In a large pan, boil chicken with water, star anise, dark soy sauce, 1 whole stalk celery, vinegar, brown sugar and salt and pepper. boil for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger. add in hoisin sauce then pour on the chicken mixture. Boil chicken until tender or sauce is reduce. you can adjust your taste by adding fish sauce
  • Serve with garlic rice.

White Chicken Casserole


White Chicken Casserole………….One of the simplest way to have when you have a big party or gathering is to cooked your chicken in this simple casserole style. It is a one dish meal that includes meat and healthy vegetables in a creamy base recipe. We served this food mostly in banquet or buffet back in the Philippines. Wondering why? As I mentioned before in my previous blog, chicken are all pre-cooked in our banquet kitchen, so we can play with the vegetables. You can also cook this different style by changing the cream into tomato sauce or soya sauce base…..Must try!!!

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 1 whole chicken (cut in portion size)
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 small white onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 pcs potato diced
  • 1 pc medium carrot diced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 stalk onion leeks
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 pc red and green capsicum

procedures:

  • In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger. saute well then add in chicken and let it brown(saute approx 5-8 minutes). then seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Add in potatoes and carrots and simmer for another 5 minutes. then add in capsicum. simmer for another 2 minutes. adjust taste by adding salt & pepper
  • Add in onion leeks and cream then remove from heat. don’t boil cream.
  • Serve hot!!!

Addidas(Adobo paa ng manok)


Addidas……….It is not the brand of shoes as you are thinking right now, its a name of dish we called when we cook chicken feet in our place. This is a popular appetizer back home specially for “gin bulag” or “tropang emperaning” (for Gin and brandy drinker). Usually cooked adobo style with a little spicy. For those who still doesnt know what I mean for “adobo style” – it is Filipinos all time favourite dish maybe made with pork, chicken or some exotic dish like livers, internal organs of pork and etc. Adobo literally is a method of cooking made with garlic, onions, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. It is a sweet, salty sour dish……………………..Did you know that chicken feet when boiled produces a gelatinous like soup stock. Studies saud that this soup stock is very good source of cartilage-building proteins and amino acids that are body needed. Amino acids helps building muscles and strong bones.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 kg chicken feet (first layer of skin removed)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • pepper corn and salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

Procedures:

  • In a non-stick pan, place oil and saute chicken feet until brown, add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, sugar, salt, peppercorn and water.
  • Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 mins
  • When the juice is absorbed add another 1/4 cup of water.
  • Cover and let simmer until chicken feet becomes tender. and all the juice is absorbed
  • Serve hot and Enjoy!!!!

Curry Fried Chicken


Curry……..I got this recipe from a magazine (forgot the title) while I am waiting for my daughters swimming lesson.  I am very intrigue because usually curry comes with a lots of sauces.  So when I got home, I am very eager to try it since I am planning for a chicken dish. It is really nice, the flavour is compact and  it is best with chips. So I have an instant curry chicken and chips……………..Did you know that curry powder is actually a mixture of many number of spices, one main spice in most curry powders is turmeric. This is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow color and is also responsible, at least in part, for some of the health benefits of curried dishes. They said turmeric is 8 times stronger than vitamin  C and helps boost our immunity, maintains good cholesterol level and lastly, put brakes your aging….

Ingredients: good for 3 to 4 persons

  • oil for frying
  • 6 pcs chicken thighs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

Procedures:

  • in a container, place chicken and rubbed with garlic, salt & pepper, curry powder and coconut cream. marinate for about 1 hour.
  • In a frying pan or deep fryer, fry chicken wings until golden brown.
  • serve with steamed rice and hot sauce
  • enjoy!!

Chicken Wings in chilli soy bean sauce


Chicken wings…………….How spicy can you go? This chicken wings is very similar to preparation of buffalo wings. If you run out of an idea and want to add a very good starter or appetizer while having a drink of beer, wine or hard drinks. This is a good idea. Just fried the chicken and toss with chilli and soy bean sauce. If you are having a yam cha at home with friends, this is a a quick add-ons to your yam cha menu. We just had a yam cha of steamed bok choy, pork siomai, chicken feet and this chicken wings with chilli soy bean sauce……………………….Did you know that soy bean paste often is used as a vegetable dip like Westerners use with celery and carrot sticks. However, it’s more common uses are as a stock for soups or stews or when mixed with other ingredients like sesame oil and garlic. Some consume this soy bean paste with grilled meat wrapped in a vegetable leaf such as red lettuce. Soy bean paste is one of the most popular korean ingredients.

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 6 pcs chicken wings (cut into half)
  • oil for frying
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy bean paste
  • 1 tbsp seasoning soy sauce
  • dash of sesame oil

Procedures:

  • Seasoned chicken with salt and pepper
  • In a deep fryer, fry chicken until golden brown. set aside
  • In a mixing bowl with cover, stir in soy bean paste, seasoning soy sauce and sesame oil. Add in chicken wings and toss with the sauce. you can cover and shake well.
  • Serve with yam cha or as an appetizer.

Chilli Chicken Feet


Chilli Chicken Feet…………………This is one of my wife favourite food in yam cha dimsum and dampling restaurant. I had a little funny story about this dish. I had a workmate (he’s a kiwi), I remember when we had a gathering in a chinese yam cha restaurant(might be our christmas party), When he say everybody is eating this chicken feet, he askes us, “chicken had so many parts, you can eat wings, legs and thigh, why do you eat the chicken feet? (with a very disgusting face) . How about you guys? have you tried eating chicken feet?…………………………Did you know that I have used star anise to make this dish very flavourful, very asian? Did you know that star anise has been used for centuries to relieve abdominal discomfort. Specifically, 1 star anise to 1 cup boiling water and mixed with 1 tsp. of honey and taken internally to relieve abdominal cramps, indigestion, gas, bloating and nausea………….

Ingredients: serves 6-8 persons

Chicken Feet Breadings

  •  20 pcs chicken feet
  • 2 cups flour
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 pcs eggs beaten
  • salt and pepper

– Deep chicken into flour and dip in egg and dip in flour again. fry until golden brown. set aside.

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 pcs chopped garlic
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 4 pcs star anise
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsp churasca hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolve in 1 cup water

Procedures:

  • In another pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. pour in water and the rest of the ingredients except the corn flour mixture. Then Add in chicken feet and boil for 10 minutes in low heat settings. Add in corn flour mixture then turn off fire when sauce is thickened.
  • Serve hot!!

Bbq Chicken Wings


bbq……..Who can resist a chicken barbecue? If you can, well I can’t!!!! Its my favourite! We, Filipinos loves to eat barbecue especially when there is a family or group outing, barbecue on the beach, on the park or even barbecue at hone. For me, the best part of chicken when it comes to barbecue is probably the “wings”. Aside from its easy to be cooked, I like deboning while eating it. Believe it or not, my little daughter can finished this chicken barbecue wings (yes, as shown on the picture) . How about you? Do you love barbecue?………………………. Did you know that chicken is rich in selenium, another antioxidant-rich nutrient. Selenium in chicken has been shown to induce DNA repair in damaged cells and eliminate abnormal cells. This nutrient also activates an important antioxidant vital in cancer prevention, known as glutathione peroxidase, from proteins. Consuming chicken may help in the prevention of cancers.

Ingredients: makes 12-15 skewers

  • 1 kilogram chicken wings – cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sprite or soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
Dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 1 small shallots chopped
  • 2 pcs chopped chillies
  • 2 pcs minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

Procedures:

  • in a container, mix all ingredients except pork meat. mix well then add in chicken and rubbed evenly
  • place 4 pcs of chicken wings meat on a skewer(bamboo stick should be soaked to water for at least 2 hours to prevent from burning)
  • best marinate for atleast 3 hours before grilling. brush the remaining marinade mix upon grilling your bbq..
  • Enjoy!!

Chicken and Papaya Soup


Chicken and papaya soup………….. When you feel sick or unwell due to some hangover, lack of sleep or even headache, I highly recommend you to have this dish. It is a soup made with papaya, ginger and chicken. This dish is considered to be a variation of a tinola (PHI chicken soup) as it is composed of garlic, ginger and onions……………………….Did you know that ginger has been known for its healing properties.    Fresh ginger juice if applied to minor burns as well as skin irritations provides immediate relief for some people where as ginger oil is used in spas and saloons for a perceived refreshing effect on one’s mind and a potential ability to reduce arthritic pain. Another is, Ginger can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 12 pcs chicken wings
  • 2 small ripe papaya
  • 3 pcs large green chillies
  • 1/2 cup of  ginger Julienne sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium white onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper
  • 1 litre water

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger.  then add in chicken and saute for 10 minutes allowing the chicken flavor to come out. Season with salt and pepper
  • add in water and boil and cook for about 15 minutes. then add in vegetables.
  • Adjust taste by adding a fish sauce.
  • Serve hot!

Chicken Fingers in lemon butter sauce


chicken fingers…………Who would say lemon butter sauce is only great for fish such as grilled salmon, blue marlin and fish fillets. It is also great with chicken. Again this recipe is made banquet style. For recap, I worked before in a very busy buffet restaurants where every meat is being fried – flour coated and salt seasoned meat such as chicken, pork and fish. The only thing will be different is in the sauces. The chef just tossed the sauce and select from these fried meat dishes. This one is a flour coated chicken fingers served with a lemon butter sauce………………….Did you know that lemon butter sauce is mainly made with butter and lemon itself. Butter is a great source of Vitamins E and K.  Butter is also an anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage and anti-oxidants that protect against weakening arteries. Lemon – believed to lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer.

Ingredients: serves 3-4 persons

Chicken breading mix

  • 300 gms chicken meat (tenderize and cut strips approx 1 inch long)
  • 1 cup flour for breading
  • 1 pc egg
  • salt & pepper
  • oil for frying

* coat chicken meat with flour then dip to egg then dip to flour again, fry until golden brown.

lemon butter sauce:

  • 1/4 cup lemon squeeze
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp chicken powder

procedures:

  • In a little sauce pan, heat butter and stir with lemon. do not boil just heated. then seasoned with salt and pepper and sprinkle with chopped parsley and chicken powder.
  • You can toss with chicken serve on the side.

Chicken Sopas (chicken macaroni soup)


Sopas………..Back home when I was I student in High School, I consider this dish as one of my routine breakfast. My mom always cook this as it is part of her weekly menus. My mom trained us to eat a heavy breakfast as we don’t have enough money to buy a good lunch to our school. We are not as rich as other student who have a loaded lunch box and still have money to buy food. We don’t have much, but its enough for us! Back to the sopas, it is a Philippines version of Italian Chowder, as ingredients are quite similar just in the absence of the macaroni noodles. Most of Philippines dish is loaded with carbohydrates as we always eat rice and noodles are great substitute of rice………………………Did you know that to make a good and tasty sopas, you need to use a fresh chicken preferably the rib parts. and did you know that chicken is a good source of vitamin B especially the “riboflavin”. A deficiency in this vitamin results in soreness around the lips, mouth and tongue, cracking of the skin at both corners of the mouth and peeling of the skin, particularly around the nose. Chicken also contains zinc. A lack of this mineral in the body may manifest through loss of appetite and weight.

Ingredients: Serves 6-8 persons

  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large white onions chopped
  • 500 gms chicken (preferably rib part) cut in serving size
  • 100 gms chicken liver
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 cup dice carrots
  • 200 gms elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup dice celery
  • 3 pcs chicken hotdogs or sausage sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of marjoram and thyme herbs

Procedures:

  • In a large sauce pan, boil one liter of water and chicken for 15 minutes. set aside. remove chicken and save chicken stock.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion, add in chicken meat and seasoned with salt and pepper and herbs. add in carrots and celery ans saute well until light brown.
  • add in chicken liver and hotdogs and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • transfer into a sauce pan of chicken stocks, let it boil and add in elbow macaroni.  when macaroni is cooked add in milk and adjust taste by adding fish sauce.
  • Serve hot
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