You'll notice that this recipe of potchero is a bit different from the traditional one. The difference, I did not use any tomato.

  1. Cut the banana and sweet potato about 1/3 inch. If you cut them thin, they will end up so mushy. 
  2. Watch out for the heat of your stove. 
  3. Do not boil it when you already add the cream, just simmer. 
  4. Make sure that the chicken are well cooked.


1 kg Chicken
2 medium size sweet potato (sliced)
2 plantain (or 4 saba banana) (sliced)
200 g green beans (cut into half)
1/4 cabbage (sliced)
1 onion (sliced)
3 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 Nestle Cream
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 1/2 cups of water
pinch of pepper
Cooking oil
Salt to taste

Method of Cooking:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan then fry the plantain. Set aside.
  2. Then pan fry the sweet potato. Do not over cooked them so it won't become mushy. Set them aside.
  3. Set the stove on medium heat. In a separate cooking pot or wok, put some cooking oil and sauté  garlic, onion and fish sauce. Stir in the chicken for 3 minutes. Pour the water. Cover the cooking pot/wok. Let it boil for about 20 minutes. 
  4. Add in the beans and cabbage and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Lower the heat of the stove. Pour the Nestle cream and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Do not boil.
  6. Finally, add the cooked plantain and sweet potato. Sprinkle a pinch of pepper. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
  7. You may want to season it with salt depending on your taste. 
  8. Serve with boiled rice.

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  1. A very different kind of potchero. The potchero that I know of is like nilaga hehehe but this is totally different. Looks so delicious though.

  2. oh, my! I'm drooling right now. It has been ages since I had this dish.

  3. Just wondering, ano lasa nyan less the tomato? Masubukan nga..

  4. i haven't tasted Potchero yet.. but, it probably taste so good. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  5. I will try this over the weekend. I like this kind of dinner. It is simple and quick to prepare.

  6. KC, if you can find an Asian Store there, try to look for what they call "plantain". It looks like a regular long banana but taste similar to saba. Yun yung ginagamit ko here. Wala din me makita saba around here. Pwede din naman wala nun, but it contributes sa natural sweetness nung dish.


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