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Chicken Igado
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How to Cook Chicken Igado (Igadong Manok)

This is a chicken version of the well known pork igado.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken igado
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo Chicken fillet
  • 1/2 kilo chicken liver
  • 1/4 kilo chicken Gizzard
  • 1 pc bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 Tbsp. achuete seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup Chickpeas or green peas
  • 2 pcs laurel leaves
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup  vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 pc chicken broth cube
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pc thumb size ginger slice into strips
  • 1 stalk lemon grass pounded and sliced


How to cook chicken igado:

  • Boil the chicken gizzard to remove the odor with lemon grass and ginger until tender. Then add chicken liver and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken fillet into strips. Slice also the chicken liver and gizzards into strips.
  • Make achuete oil by combining achuete seeds and oil and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Heat achuete oil in a wok and saute the garlic, onion then the chicken fillet.
  • Simmer for a few minutes until the liquid has evaporated. Then add the liver and gizzard and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Pour water and simmer again until the chicken meat, and gizzard is already tender.
  • Add the pepper and laurel leaves. Allow the liquid to evaporate then pour the vinegar and broth cube.
  • Simmer again for 3 minutes then add the chick peas and bell pepper.
  • Simmer again for 3 minutes then add the salt or patis (fish sauce) and adjust or add a little more to suit  your taste.
  • Transfer in a serving plate and serve hot.