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Chicken Igado Recipe

Chicken liver and heart stewed in vinegar and soy sauce with bell pepper and green peas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: atay, higado, igado, liver adobo
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb chicken liver
  • 1 lb chicken heart sliced into half
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots Julienne
  • 1 piece red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 4 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a cooking pot. Pan-fry chicken liver for 2 minutes. Turn it over and fry the opposite side. Transfer the fried liver on a clean plate. Set aside. Note: There will be liquid coming out of the liver. Let it evaporate completely and continue frying until the liver turns light brown. Do the same step until the liver is completely cooked. Do not over fry it though to keep it from tasting bitter.
  • Wipe the same pan with a clean paper towel to remove most of the liver residue. Heat remaining cooking oil. Saute garlic until it starts to brown. Add onion and continue sautéing until it softens.
  • Add chicken heart. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Pour soy sauce and vinegar into the pot. Cover the pot and let the mixture boil. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add bay leaves and water. Cover the pot. Continue cooking using low to medium heat for 35 minutes. Note: add more water if needed.
  • Put the fried liver into the pot. Stir. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add carrot, bell pepper, and green peas. Cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 364mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11027IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 12mg