Chicken Calderita is a type of Filipino chicken stew. This version involves cooking the chicken in a tomato-based sauce. To make the sauce more flavorful I also add a good amount of liver spread. This ingredient makes this dish truly unique.
How To Cook Chicken Caldereta
Creating your own cleaning menu at home is easy and easy. Beginners with a little bit of cooking experience can cook this dish as long as you follow the steps below. In the cooking video you should guide you how to run the steps correctly.
Start by pan frying the potatoes and carrots. Heat the oil in a pan. First add the potatoes. Fry each side for 1 minute. Remove the fried potatoes from the pan and place them on a plate or bowl made of paper towels. Do the same for carrots.
The next step is roasting the chicken. We don’t really need to cook it completely. Roast for only 1/2 minute. This process helps maintain the appearance of the chicken to prevent the chicken skin and cartilage from shrinking when stepped on. Place the pan fried chicken on a clean plate and set aside.
It’s time to officially cook Calderta. Stir the onion and garlic using the remaining oil. Add the tomatoes. Stir until onions and tomatoes are soft. Put the chicken back in the pan. Since this is a tomato-based stew, I am also adding tomato sauce at this location. Canned diced tomatoes or tomato puree may also be used. Add water and allow to boil.
I am using a piece of light chicken cubes to make sure that the chicken in my stove has a solid taste. Add the cube and stir the mixer. I also add some Thai chili peppers for this extra kick. Cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes. Use low to medium heat in this location.
We want the chicken to be cooked evenly. For this reason, I flip the chicken pieces so that the top is cooked with sauce. It helps in extracting the flavors from the chicken. Don’t forget to include liver spread. This ingredient improves the taste of the dish. It also gives the dish its own identity, which distinguishes it from other tomato-based stews, such as chicken africa. Cover the pan and allow it to cook for 20 minutes.
Then add the bell peppers, cheese, carrots and potatoes. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes before baking with salt and pepper. Enjoy your dish with warm white rice.