Pocherong manok or chicken pochero is a tomato sauce based chicken stew with vegetables like cabbage, Bagiuo beans and pechay. Actually this dish is a chicken version of the original pochero that uses pork. If you happen to run out of ideas cooking chicken, I guess chicken pochero is a good dish to try. Since this dish has lots of vegetables, it is a healthy dish and not only that, it is very simple to cook it. Is you can cook chicken adobo, then cooking this dish is a breeze.
How to Cook Chicken Pochero (Pocherong Manok)
- 1 kilo dressed chicken
- 1 small pack tomato sauce
- 1/2 small cabbage quartered
- 1 small bunch pechay
- 100 grams baguio beans cut into 1 inch length
- 5 pcs bananas saba variety, cut into half
- 2 pcs medium sweet potatoes or potatoes quartered
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 1/2 head crushed garlic
- 1 pc chorizo de bilbao sliced (optional)
- 1 small can garbanzos optional
- 1 cup water add more if necessary
- 1 Tbsp. banana catsup
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 1 Tbsp. patis
- salt and pepper to taste
How to cook chicken pochero:
- Cut the chicken into serving sizes. Fry the bananas and set aside.
- In a pot, saute garlic and onion in 1 tsp cooking oil.
- Then add the chicken and stir-fry for at least 3 minutes.
- Add the saba and sweet potatoes then cover and let it simmer.
- After 5 minutes, add the tomato sauce, water and catsup, and cover again and simmer.
- Add the baguio beans (and chorizo) and when it is already cooked put the cabbage and pechay (and garbanzos).
- Season with patis, salt, pepper and sugar according to your desires taste.
Maria Lenie Alvarez
Is it ok if i used pechay baguio?
Hi Maria Lenie, yes you can use pechay baguio as per your preference.
I didn’t know that you can also make pochero using chicken. I thought only pork can be used.
Hi Rachel, you can also use beef aside from chicken in cooking pochero.