Chicken Breast Kare-Kare

On the road to healthy eating without missing delicious Filipino Foods like Kare-Kare. I used chicken breast with generous amount of spinach in this recipe. One good thing about chicken kare-kare, it is so easy to cook. In a matter of 30-40 minutes, food is ready to serve. 






Ingredient List:

750 kilograms chicken breast, cubed 
400 millilitre of water
4 cloves Garlic - minced
1 medium sized onion, chopped
250 grams long beans  (sitaw), cut into about 2 inches long
2 medium sized eggplant/aubergine, sliced
200 grams spinach
2 tablespoons toasted rice (or kare-kare mix)
1 tbsp annatto powder (atsuete), dissolved in warm water
8 tablespoons peanut butter (preferably smooth)

2 tbsp rapeseed oil (you can use your preferred cooking oil)
salt and pepper to taste

optional ingredients:
1 banana bud or blossom (puso ng saging) 


Shrimp paste (dip)


Preparation Method:
  1. In a large skillet, put 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil and cook the chicken breast until tender (approximately 8-10 minutes).  Set aside. 
  2. Put the rest of the oil and sauté garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the long beans and aubergine. Cook for another 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Add the chicken and water. Stir-in the peanut butter and the dissolved annatto powder. Set the heat on low and simmer again for another 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the toasted ground rice and stir until it is well mix. You can use kare-kare mix as alternative but you may need to adjust the amount of peanut butter according to your taste. Simmer for another 2-4 minutes.
  5. Finally, put the spinach and cook for 1 minute. 
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Serve hot with boiled rice and shrimp paste.


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