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Different Types of Filipino Chicken Recipes

October 28, 2021 12:25 pm

Chicken has been a staple ingredient in many of our local dishes for a long time. And for good reason! This ingredient is very versatile and goes with a lot of cooking styles. Browsing through various Pinoy-style chicken recipes, you’ll see that each is prepared differently. While it varies on the methods and ingredients used, the signature taste of the chicken is still present.

Want to try cooking up some Filipino chicken dishes in the kitchen? Here are just some Filipino chicken recipes you can prepare for your family.

Chicken adobo


Let’s start with the classic chicken adobo! This iconic dish is made by marinating the chicken in a mix of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf, and peppercorn before it’s simmered until it’s brown. This is a typical dish among Filipinos because of its straightforward, easy-to-follow methods. With how widespread it is, each region and family has their version of an adobo recipe, all of which are equally delicious. For added flavor, we recommend putting our SARSAYAⓇ Oyster Sauce into the mix as well.



Chicken tinola is another Filipino dish you can try out in the kitchen. It is prepared by cooking the chicken in a broth of garlic, onion, ginger, water, and fish sauce. It’s also commonly eaten with fish sauce on the side for more flavor. It’s such a popular dish that there’s even a funny ongoing debate when it comes to what should be used on it: papaya or sayote. One thing’s for sure, though – this will be a hit among your guests when you cook it for them. To add a bit more oomph, you can add some Ajinomoto Brand Chicken Powder Mix to your recipe.

Chicken afritada


Known for its sweet and savory taste, chicken afritada is a delicious Filipino dish that uses chicken as its star ingredient. The chicken is usually cooked by braising it in tomato sauce. Vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers are also in the mix, so you can get that perfect balance of protein from the meat and minerals from the vegetables. We recommend seasoning your chicken afritada with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix to boost the yummy flavors of your dish.

Chicken arrozcaldo


For these cold -ber months, nothing beats a warm bowl of chicken arrozcaldo. This classic rice porridge dish is comfort served in a bowl of boiled chicken, rice, onion, ginger, garlic, and spring onions. You can add hard-boiled eggs to make it more filling and tasty. And of course, to enhance its flavor, add in AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning so you can enjoy the improved taste.

There are lots more Filipino chicken recipes you can try out at your home. All of them are delicious in their own way; it just takes the proper preparation techniques to make them so. And through Ajinomoto’s seasoning products, you can elevate these dishes into something even more special to serve for your family, friends, and other guests.