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Kare-Kare Manok
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How to Cook Kare-Kareng Manok (Chicken Kare-Kare)

Kare-kareng manok is a variety of the popular Filipino kare-kare dish and usually ox tail is used as the main ingredient.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 Tbsp. anato seed
  • 4 tsp. ginger cut into strips
  • 1 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 1 cup peanut butter or Mama Sita's Kare kare mix
  • 200 grams tomato sauce
  • 4 pcs. medium size eggplants
  • 2 cups evaporated milk or coconut milk
  • 1 bundle pechay
  • 1 cup stringbeans cut 2 inches
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • Bagoong alamang Shrimp paste


    How to cook kare-kareng manok:

    • Put 2 tablespoon of cooking oil in the annato seed and heat in a pan until the oil render the color of the annato seeds. Remove the seeds and retain the oil in the pan.
    • In the same oil, saute garlic, onions, ginger, and chicken. Cook for 15 minutes.
    • Add 3 cups water, Kare-kare mix or peanut butter, tomato sauce and eggplant. Cook for 15 minutes.
    • Add coconut milk or evaporated milk, pechay. Simmer until pechay is cooked.
    • Serve with Shrimp paste.