Instant Kare-Kare!

Instant Kare-Kare!


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About this recipe: My dad has a heart condition so he’s only allowed to eat chicken, fish and veggies. I saw Del Monte Quick N’ Easy kare-kare mix. With a little tweaking, this mix made two tummies satisfied! By the way, this is the first time I'm cooking Kare-Kare.

TryingToCookLikeMom National Capital Region, Philippines

Serves: 4 

  • 1/2 kilo Chicken (I personally like breast fillets)
  • 4 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 2 medium Eggplant
  • 1 bundle (1 tali) String beans or sitaw
  • Bok Choy or pechay
  • Banana bud or puso ng saging
  • 1 clove Onion
  • 1 medium Garlic
  • Fish sauce or bagoong

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Like the ox tail version, I boiled the chicken which I cut into serving pcs. Boil it for 20mins to 30mins or until the chicken is cooked. Keep the broth (1 1/2cups) If you like more sauce, reserve 2cups
  2. Heat oil. I used olive oil and a little butter (equal parts). Saute chopped onion and garlic.
  3. I usually fry the veggies a little to keep it looking “green” then set aside. I like a little “bite” so I also fry the chicken a little
  4. Dissolve the kare-kare mix in 1 1/2cup of broth. The packet says to dissolve 3 tbsp of peanut butter but I put 4 instead to make it thicker. Add this mixture to your chicken but make sure that all lumps are gone.
  5. Stir and cook for 5mins or until sauce is in its right consistency or thickness that you want. If it gets too thick, add more broth but be careful not to add too much.
  6. Add the veggies and cook for another 5mins. Stir continuosly. You can add some fish sauce or bagoong if you like


You can add finely chopped peanuts

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