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Chicken Tocino
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5 from 6 votes

How to Make Chicken Tocino

I think a lighter version of  tocino is what you need and here it is, the chicken tocino.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken tocino, tocinong manok
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo boneless chicken breast sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp. refined salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato catsup
  • annato powder or red food coloring optional


    How to make Chicken Tocino:

    • Pound the chicken breast to tenderize. Then slice it into serving pieces or your desired sizes.
    • In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, sugar, pineapple juice, salt, pepper, catsup and annato powder. mix well to combine the meat with the curing mixture.
    • Transfer the chicken with the curing mix in a container with lid or a zip bag. Refrigerate overnight to cure the meat.
    • To cook the chicken tocino, you can fry it straight in the frying pan with at least 4 tablespoons of oil. Fry the tocino for at least 3 minutes on each sides on medium heat or until brown.
    • Or you also boil the tocino with small amount of water with the marinade until the liquid evaporates and the meat is tender. Then add some cooking oil and fry until it caramelized. Serve with fried rice and fried egg for breakfast.


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