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How to Cook Chicken Humba with Coconut Milk

This chicken dish is so easy to cook and to prepare. Also, I think this is the chicken version of pork humba which is one of the popular Filipino dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken humba, coconut milk
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Sprite or 7-Up
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 pc pork cube
  • 1/4 cup salted black beans washed and drained
  • 1 pc siling haba
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil


How to Cook Chicken Humba with Coconut Milk

  • Put the chicken in container and pour Sprite or 7-Up. Season with ground black pepper and stir. Cover and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • After marinating, drain the chicken in a strainer and reserve the liquid to be used later.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok and saute garlic and onion until soft. Add in the chicken and stir fry until the fat renders from the chicken.
  • Saute the chicken until brown. Then pour soy sauce and vinegar. Do not stir then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Then pour the marinade and add pork cube. Stir and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  • When the chicken is tender, add salted back beans and green chili pepper. Simmer for few minutes then add the coconut milk.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce is thick. Turn off heat and serve with cooked rice.