Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chicken Caldereta

Caldereta is a Spanish word for stew while the Filipinos term for stew is nilaga or sinigang. As what I have said there is no right or wrong in cooking because there are so many ways to cook a recipe, I think nilaga or sinigang is the original Filipino way of stewing, plain and simple, because stewing in Spain and other countries include a tomato sauce, that makes the Filipino caldereta delicious because this dish is a combination of Spanish and Filipino stewing. Caldereta was adapted from Spanish during the time when they colonized the Philippines. 
In our family gatherings, caldereta is always a special treat, I can not say that my caldereta is perfect but I think it is good enough to share with you. :-) This is just a simple one, I will share the special , soon, God willing :)


1 kilo chicken
3 med. size potatoes ( sliced to your desired size)
2 med. size carrots ( sliced to your desired size)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 pack tomato sauce ( 200 or 250 grams)
1 small can liver spread mix with 1/2 glass evaporated milk ( this will thicken the sauce)
1 small size onion ( diced)
5 cloves garlic ( minced)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute garlic and onion
2. Add the chicken, simmer for few minutes, then mix it well.
3. Add the soy sauce and tomato sauce, simmer for another few minutes.
4. Add the potatoes and carrots then simmer for few minutes. ( add water if necessary)
5. If all of the ingredients are almost cooked, add the liver spread and milk mixture, salt and pepper to taste, then simmer until done.
6. Serve it with rice and enjoy your meal.

You can add green peas and bell pepper

1 comment:

  1. I have a comment regarding Nilaga and Sinigang.. You said they are stews same as caldereta.. As far as I know, Sinigang and Nilaga are considered as Soups, not Stews. Stews have sauce.. just like Menudo and what we call "Sinarsahang Beef" whatever you call it.


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