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Chicken Bicol Express
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Chicken Bicol Express

This Bicol express is the healthier version on the creamy and spicy dish. It is loaded with green chili peppers and red chili peppers so you can imagine the spicy taste of this dish.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken bicol express, spicy chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Manny


  • 500 grams chicken fillet cut into cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion minced
  • 4 pcs green chili peppers siling panigang, sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. bagoong alamang shrimp paste
  • 3 pcs laurel leaves
  • 2 pcs siling labuyo choppes
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. patis or fish sauce


How to cook Chicken Bicol Express:

  • In a cooking pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic, onion and laurel leaves until the onions are soft. Add the chicken and saute for a few minutes until the chicken changes color to white.
  • Pour the patis, red chili pepper, ground pepper and stir. Pour the coconut milk and stir for a few minutes. Cover and simmer until the coconut milk is slightly thick.
  • Uncover and add shrimp paste and stir until the shrimp paste is evenly mixed with the coconut milk. Add the green chili peppers and stir. Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off heat and serve.