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This Filipino chicken dish is a hearty dish that's easy to prepare. Most of the ingredients are likely to be in your kitchen already! Simmer gently when cooking the coconut milk and you'll get a chicken dish that's creamy and flavorful—you'll want to ask for seconds! 


Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa Recipe


Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
2 to 3


600 grams chicken, use legs and thighs
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
1 knob ginger, sliced
1/4 cup leeks, sliced
1/4 squash (kalabasa) cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
1/4 cup water
3/4 cups coconut milk
ground black pepper, to taste



Season chicken parts with salt and pepper.



Heat oil in pan over medium high heat then sear chicken on all sides until lightly brown. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.



Using the same pan, sauté onions, garlic, ginger and leeks. Bring the chicken back to the pan, then add the kalabasa cubes and fish sauce and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 8 minutes. Add the coconut milk and simmer for another 5-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Season to taste.



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