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Chicken Pochero
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How to Cook Chicken Pochero (Pocherong Manok)

Pocherong manok or chicken pochero is a tomato sauce based chicken stew with vegetables like cabbage,  Bagiuo beans and pechay.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken pochero, pocherong manok
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Manny


  • 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.