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How to Make Chicken Chunks Pasta with Kesong Puti

This chicken pasta dish is combined with kesong puti, a local white cheese made from curd fresh milk of cow or carabao.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Noodles recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken chunks, chicken pasta, kesong puti
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Manny


For the marinated kesong puti:

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt optional
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or corn oil
  • 2 packs kesong puti sliced into 1/2 inch cubes

For the pasta sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 156 gram canned chicken chunks in water drained and cut into smaller chunks
  • 1 medium size white onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell peppers diced
  • 1 stalk onion leek sliced
  • 250 gram pack spaghetti sauce three cheese flavor
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 500 gram pack pasta cooked as per package directions


How to prepare the marinated kesong puti:

  • In a small bowl, mix together tomato paste and basil leaves.
  • If kesong puti is bland, add salt to tomato paste. Pour olive oil and kesong puti.
  • Stir gently to coat the kesong puti. Set aside in the refrigerator.

How to make the pasta sauce:

  • Heat olive oil in a wide saucepan. Saute garlic until lightly browned.
  • Add chicken chunks, onions, bell peppers and leeks and continue sauteing until onions are limp and transparent.
  • Pour in spaghetti sauce and let simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and sugar, if desired. To serve: Pour sauce over cooked paste. Top with kesong puti.