Friday, June 20, 2014


In my desire to reminisce my father’s recipe’, I’ve come up with this old dish that my family cook in rare occasions – the chicken in pickles.  Back then it was special.  Cooked in pickles, we do not missed this dish in every fiesta, although as kids we used to snob it during that time but now I can appreciate the distinctive taste of this recipe’.

Preparing is simple and easy.  You will need the following:

1 kg of chicken thigh, remove the skin
Relished pickles
Glove of garlic
Medium size onion
3 pieces potatoes medium size

Procedure in cooking:  Sauté the crushed and chopped garlic and onion cut into halves and quartered one after the other then mix the chicken cut into bite sizes and bay leaf. Let them simmer for two minutes.  Add the relished pickles and let it boil for at least three minutes to absorb the pickles distinctive taste into meat, stir occasionally.  Add half cup of water and the potato cut into quartered and simmer them until cooked.  An option lastly is red bell pepper sliced thinly to add in aroma and presentation can put on top.

And lastly, just eat right.

Alex V. Villamayor
June 20, 2014

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