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Chicken Kare Kare Recipe

This is a recipe for Filipino Chicken Kare Kare. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken kare kare, filipino kare kare, how to cook kare kare, kare kare recipe
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 946kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken thigh
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 bunch bok choy
  • 1 piece eggplant sliced
  • 10 pieces snake beans cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon annatto paste
  • 1/4 cup bagoong alamang cooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Saute onion and garlic until onion softens
  • Add chicken slices. Cook each side for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Continue to cook sauté the chicken for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour chicken broth. Let boil.
  • Add annatto paste. Stir until the paste dilutes completely. Cover the pot. Boil in medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Add peanut butter. Stir until well blended. Pour a portion of the cornstarch mixture. Stir. Note: add more if the sauce needs to be thickened further
  • Put the eggplant and snake beans into the pot. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add bok choy. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with bagoong alamang. Share and enjoy!



Calories: 946kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 1890mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 9085IU | Vitamin C: 111.1mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 6.6mg