Spicy Hoisin Chicken

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Chicken is a popular chicken dish originate from China that has become popular in Filipino cuisine. The chicken cooked in hoisin sauce, thick sauce and spices together broccoli and carrot.

500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1 carrot, sliced
110 grams shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Hoisin Mixture:
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1 cup water

Part 1
1. In bowl, marinate chicken in rice wine and cornstarch for 10 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, combine hoisin mixture then stir until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water with salt. Add carrots then pre-cooked for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and boil for another minute. Drain and wash on running water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add mushroom then stir fry until brown.
3. Add chicken then continue to stir fry until light brown.
4. Pour the hoisin mixture and chili flakes then adjust seasoning according taste.
5. Add carrot and broccoli then simmer until begins to thicken.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately with steamed rice.

Cheesy Paprika Fries

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy paprika fries is a popular snacks made of potatoes cut into sticks then deep fried until crisp. Toss with cheese, paprika, garlic and salt powder.

4 large potatoes, washed and dried
2 cups peanut oil
1/2 cup cheese powder
1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Part 1
1. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick sticks.
2. In a small bowl, combine cheese powder, Spanish paprika, garlic powder and salt until blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In deep pan, heat oil then fry potatoes for crisp. Drain.
2. Combine fries and powder mixture, toss to coat then serve with dressing.

Spicy Chicken Paprika

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Chicken Paprika is a spicy chicken dish made from fried breaded chicken then tossed to coat in spicy paprika sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus chilling time)
Estimated time of frying: 30-40 minutes.
Good for 3-5 persons

1 kilo chicken, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
cooking oil for frying

For Breading Mix:
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt

For Paprika Sauce:
1 teaspoon paprika pepper
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoon garlic powder

Dipping Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
6 cloves garlic, minced

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, paprika, cayenne and salt then mix well.
2. Place and toss chicken with the mixture until evenly coated.
3. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Part 2
1. In a deep frying pan, heat enough oil to cover the chicken entirely.
2. Fry chicken for about 10-15 minutes in medium heat or until color turns to golden brown.
3. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, melt butter in a low heat then add butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, sugar and pepper. Stir well then turn off the heat.
2. In a large bowl, place the chicken then add sauce and mix until all the chicken coated evenly.
3. Serve immediately with dipping sauce and steamed rice.

Spicy Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy fried rice is another easy and simple rice dish. It is mainly made up of fried rice stir fried together with ham, shrimps and other spicy seasonings. This can be serve during breakfast together with your favorite dish and soup.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

5 cups cooked rice, leftover
1 head garlic, slice thinly
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes or chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 pieces ham, diced
12 pieces shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter or cooking oil
chopped spring onions and red chili for garnishing

Part 1
1. In the pan, heat oil then stir fry ham and shrimp for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, stir fry garlic until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. In a same pan, ad bell pepper then stir cook for a minute.
3. Add cooked rice then sprinkle with paprika, turmeric and chili flakes. Mix well.
4. Add fried garlic, ham and shrimp then season with salt and pepper. Cook for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with spring onions. Garnish with red chili.