Chicken Kare-kare

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Good for 3-4 persons.


  • 1 kilo chicken, cut in serving pieces
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup ground toasted rice
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches
  • 1 bundle bokchoy(petchay)
  • 3 pieces eggplant, cut lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon annatto seeds(dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water, discard seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 chicken broth cube(optional)
  • sauteed shrimp paste


Part 1

  1. In a pan, heat oil and fry all the vegetables and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes. Do not over cook the vegetables. Drain and set aside.

Part 2

  1. In another pot, heat oil and saute onions.
  2. Add chicken, water and chicken cube. Simmer until chicken is tender.
  3. Add peanut butter, ground toasted rice and annatto water. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
  4. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
  5. Add banana heart, string beans, eggplants and bok choy. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
  6. Transfer to serving bowl, serve with sauteed shrimps paste.


  • You may also use leftover roasted or fried chicken.

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