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    Nilaga (Filipino Chicken Stew)

    Nilaga (Filipino Chicken Stew). Photo by rpgaymer

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    rpgaymer's Note:

    This stew is from the more European-influenced spectrum of Filipino cuisine. It is quick and easy to make, and it's a great one-dish meal that tastes almost like a rustic chicken soup.

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    1. 1
      Place the chicken in a heavy pan with the water, ginger, peppercorns, soy sauce, carrot, onion, and celery. Boil uncovered over high heat for 25 minutes.
    2. 2
      While that's cooking, heat the oil over high heat in a large frying pan. Add the potatoes, and saute them for 8-10 minutes, or until they are lightly browned on some sides. Set aside.
    3. 3
      Add the potatoes and cabbage to the stew. Lower the heat , and simmer for 10 minutes. Mix well, and serve hot and steaming.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2014

      My Mom that raised me is from the Philippines and this is a basic comfort food there. You can add more Ginger if you like and at home I have added other veggies from time to time like mushroom or a touch of bell pepper or some snap beans. It is not a set in stone recipe and it usually is served with rice and patise (fish sauce) for those that can eat it I make a blend of soy sauce and lime juice to go with it that is 2 parts soy to one part lime for those that wish to try it. but have a seafood allergy such as I developed :( but still excellent recipe thank you for sharing :)

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    • on November 12, 2013


      We really enjoyed this fusion dish: it's really easy to fix! The chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender, the veggies hold their flavour and texture to fill you up, and the soy just sharpens everything with a little salt rather than being overwhelming. Thank you- or as they'd say when they ate this in the Philippines, "Maraming salamat"!

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    Nutritional Facts for Nilaga (Filipino Chicken Stew)

    Serving Size: 1 (563 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 373.5
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 118.2 mg
    Sodium 537.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 3.1 g
    Protein 31.6 g

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    napa cabbage

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