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Chicken Nilaga with Kalabasa

Thisi s a recipe for Chicken Nilaga with Kalabasa
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. skinless chicken thigh cut into serving pieces
  • 1 small butternut squash or kalabasa peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy
  • 1/2 head small cabbage sliced
  • 6 to 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • fish sauce patis to taste


  • Pour chicken broth into a cooking pot. Let boil.
  • Add onion, whole peppercorn, and chicken. Cover and continue to boil in medium heat for 30 minutes. Note: add more broth or water, if needed.
  • Put the kalabasa and cabbage into the pot. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the baby bok choy and fish sauce. Stir. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with rice,
  • Share and enjoy.


Serving: 4g