Creamy Chicken Sopas


Ingredients:
3 cups uncooked macaroni(elbow or shell)
2 pieces chicken breast
2 cups evaporated milk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onions, minced
3 pieces hot dogs, sliced
1 medium carrot, sliced into strips
8 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small cabbage, roughly shredded
1 piece chicken bouillon(optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, pour water and boil chicken, chicken bouillon and onion until chicken is tender.
2. Remove the chicken and let it cool down. Save the broth.
3. Shred the chicken into small pieces using your fingers. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large soup pot, heat vegetable oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add the sliced hot dogs and the shredded chicken meat and saute for about a minute. Stir constantly.
3. Pour the chicken broth and bring to boil. Add water if needed.
4. Add celery, carrots and macaroni pasta. Simmer until the macaroni is almost done.
5. Add evaporated milk and cabbage and continue stirring until simmering.
6. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot!

Chicken Lumpiang Shanghai


Ingredients:
25 pieces spring roll wrappers
1 whole egg, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

Filling:
400 grams chicken breast fillet, ground
1 onion, minced
1 small carrot, minced
3 stalks of parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients then mix well.
2. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in a line shape at the middle of the wrapper.
3. Fold over the bottom edge of the wrapper to the center.
4. Fold the two sides towards the center and roll. Use a bit egg to seal the last edge.
5. Repeat until all wrapped up.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil deep enough that wrapped lumpia is half-submerged.
2. When the oil is hot enough, deep fry lumpia for 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
3. Drain on paper towel then serve with sweet and sour sauce.

Shrimp and Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients:
350 grams fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 pieces Chicken fillet
350 grams fettuccine, cooked according to package instruction
1/4 cup butter
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped spring onion

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub chicken fillet with salt and pepper then grill until cook.
2. Cut into serving pieces and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then add shrimp.
2. Season with salt and pepper then cook until starts to turn pink. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Stir into pasta then add red bell pepper, chicken and shrimp.
4. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped spring onion.

Note: Alfredo sauce is also available in grocery stores.

Coconut Crusted Chicken

This recipe is a twist on the usual breaded chicken. Using desiccated coconut as crust gives the necessary crunch to this chicken recipe and a nice aroma.Dip with your favorite sauce such as sweet chili sauce or garlic mayo.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken breast fillet, halved or chicken tenders
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
2 egg whites
1 cup desiccated coconut
vegetable oil for deep frying

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt, cayenne, and black pepper,
2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
3. In another bowl, put the desiccated coconut.
4. Pound chicken fillet to tenderize. For each piece of chicken, dredge in cornstarch mixture, shake off excess. Next, dip into the egg white. Then, press each side into the coconut to coat.
5. Heat oil (deep enough to cover the chicken fillet) into a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken until cooked, around 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and drain excess oil. Serve with sweet chili sauce.

Kinamatisang Manok


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large-sized onion, chopped
6 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 tablespoons tomato paste
3 pieces laurel leaves
2 cups water
4 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add chicken then saute for 3 minutes, season with fish sauce then cook until light brown.
3. Add tomato paste and laurel leaves then stir cook for a minute.
4. Add water then simmer for 30 minutes or until the meat is tender and the sauce reduced. Add more water if necessary.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.

Chicken Thigh Teriyaki


Ingredients:
500 grams chicken thigh fillet, cut into serving pieces
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
salt and pepper

Teriyaki Sauce:
4 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub chicken thigh with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, combine teriyaki mixture then mix until blended.

Part 2
1. In a baking pan, lined with aluminum foil.
2. Arrange chicken thigh then pour teriyaki sauce on top.
3. Bake in a preheated over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes or until cooked and caramelized.
4. Transfer to serving plate then drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds then serve.

Chicken Thigh Bistek


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken thigh fillet
1 tablespoon calamansi juice
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced in rings
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi, garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Marinate for 15 minutes inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat. Lightly fry the onion rings. Remove from pan and drain. Set aside

Part 3
1. In the same pan, fry garlic then add the marinated chicken, stir-fry until tender and start to sizzle.
2. Transfer to a serving platter including the oil and sauce.
3. Garnish with onion rings. Serve hot and enjoy!

Spaghetti Pesto with Grilled Chicken


Ingredients:
200 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 kilo chicken breasts or fillet
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Pesto Sauce:
3/4 cups fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 tablespoons pine nuts or roasted pili nuts or walnuts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pound chicken breasts then season with salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and ground pepper.
2. Grill for 20 minutes or until cooked.
3. Let it cool then cut into strips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a food processor or blender, process chopped basil, pine nuts, salt and pepper until blended.
2. Add extra-virgin olive oil then continue blending until combined. Add more olive oil if needed.
3. Pour on spaghetti pasta the toss until coat evenly.

Part 4
1. Transfer spaghetti pesto into serving plate.
2. Top with grilled chicken slices then garnish with chopped basil.
3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then serve with garlic bread. Enjoy!

Chicken Salpicao


Ingredients:
1/2 kilo chicken fillet, cut into bite size
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small can sliced mushrooms, drained
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
chopped spring onions for garnishing

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken, soy sauce, oyster sauce, worceshire sauce and ground pepper. Marinate for an hour.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil and toast the garlic until colors turn to golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir fry mushrooms until light brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In the same pan, melt butter then cook chicken for 20-30 minutes or until light brown.
2. Put back mushrooms then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Cook until it turned into an oily thick sauce.

Part 4.
1. Transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with toasted garlic and spring onions. Serve.

Lemon and Herb Chicken Thigh


Ingredients:
750 grams boneless chicken thigh, cut into serving pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil

Marinade:
1 lemon juice, juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate chicken for at least 2 hours inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.
2. Arrange chicken then drizzle with olive oil.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Baste chicken occasionally.
4. Add more minutes to golden brown the chicken. (Optional)
5. Transfer chicken into serving plate then drizzle with remaining juice. Serve.