Chicken kare-kare (Chicken stew in peanut sauce)

Chicken kare-kare (Chicken stew in peanut sauce)
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 kilo chicken pieces, skin and fat removed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • bunch of string beans
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 4
  • chinese cabbage or bok choy
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • bagoong (sauted shrimp paste, a must!)
  • fish sauce (optional)
  1. Saute garlic and onion in a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the broth, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add paprika and mix until blended.
  5. Add string beans.
  6. Add coconut cream.
  7. When it starts to boil, add the eggplant and bok choy.
  8. Add the peanut butter and rice flour and mix. This will thicken the sauce.
  9. Turn off heat once vegetables are cooked.
  10. Serve with bagoong on the side, or season with fish sauce if not using bagoong.

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