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Filipino Chicken Curry Recipe

Updated on October 2, 2015
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Linda enjoys cooking food, loves to eat food and likes to share some of her different recipes that she learnt to cook.

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Filipino Chicken Curry using drumsticks

Filipino chicken curry is a dish that is common to all Filipino people. In my country(Philippines), food is always a celebration when the family gathers for meals. We make sure that every guest who comes to visit us in our home are offered tea or coffee or any cold drinks. In my village, when we visit our neighbours, we don't make any appointments. We just turn up, and you will be guaranteed an offer of tea, coffee, water or cold drinks or chicken curry or any food that is available.

Curry originated from the Asian countries like Thailand, India, Malaysia, China, and came to the Philippines and now it is all over the world like in the U.S. and England. I think it is becoming a worldwide cuisine. It is very popular here in England. There are so many Indian and Indonesian take away.

In my cooking as you can see in the photos, I actually used drumsticks or chicken legs because I like them but you can use a whole chicken especially if you are cooking for more than two people.

Photos of cooking chicken curry

chicken curry with rice and green beans
chicken curry with rice and green beans | Source
Ingredients of Filipino chicken curry
Ingredients of Filipino chicken curry | Source
Now the curry is ready to be dished out and enjoyed
Now the curry is ready to be dished out and enjoyed | Source
chicken is left to simmer after the rest of ingredients were added.
chicken is left to simmer after the rest of ingredients were added. | Source
Adding the water, just enough to cover the chicken
Adding the water, just enough to cover the chicken | Source
Adding the curry powder and spicy sauce mixture
Adding the curry powder and spicy sauce mixture | Source
Adding the carrots and potatoes
Adding the carrots and potatoes | Source
Adding the chicken to the browned onions and garlic
Adding the chicken to the browned onions and garlic | Source

Filipino Chicken Curry Cooking Time(Guidance Only)

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: serves 8 people

Filipino Curry Ingredients

  • 1 kg or 2.2lbs chicken, cut into pieces as you like
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil, can use veg or olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 piece or 2 oz. onion, sliced
  • 1 3/4 oz. any spicy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup or 12 fl. oz. water
  • 2 medium pcs. or 3 1/2 oz. capsicum or bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup or 7 oz. carrots, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup or 7 oz. potatoes, cubed and fried
  • 1 cup or 8 fl. oz. coconut milk, thick

Procedures

  1. First of all, sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and cook for further 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in Spicy Sauce Mixture, Stir and bring to boil.
  4. Add carrots and potatoes. Simmer until vegetables are done.
  5. Add capsicum or bell pepper, coconut milk, and curry powder. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve hot with plain boiled rice or stir fried rice or naan bread

Filipino chicken curry

The chicken can be substituted with beef if you like lamb or pork. You can also cook separate mix vegetables to accompany this dish. Some prefer to eat it with Nan bread instead of rice. I like it with rice. If you want your curry really spicy then add more curry powder. I prefer mild curries.

Please note on my photos, I used chicken legs instead of a whole chicken because I am only cooking for two at the time then I thought I have no photos for my chicken curry hub so I took photos while cooking our supper.

Filipino Style Chicken Curry

There are many ways of cooking Filipino Style Chicken Curry. In the Philippines, we cook curry so many ways that every recipe is accepted and tried. It depends really where you live in the Philippines, because every province has their ways of cooking curry and have varying ingredients.

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      peachy 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      your country chicken curry is the same as Malay curry, same cooking style and ingredients, yummy

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      Linda Bryen 22 months ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you, Peachpurple for your lovely comment. I also have a Malaysian friend at work and we have the same things in common like food and we get on so well. We are both Asians you see. I think you also have same food and cook same way as us.

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