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Chicken Bicol express is a variant of the original Bicol express. Bicol express is a stew made from long chilies ("sili" in Tagalog) coconut milk, shrimp paste or stockfish, onion, pork, and garlic. Its a popular Filipino dish in tradition of the Bicolanos.We, Bicolano's and Bicolana's are really Hot and we really like sizzling Hot!

Full Recipe




2 ½ Tbsp oil
3 tsp chopped garlic
1/3 cup chopped onions
3 Tbsp chopped ginger
¼ cup red bell pepper, sliced diagonally into ¼” strips
½ cup *bagoong alamang
2 ½ cup coconut cream
150 gm  Chicken and CHICKEN LIVER, chopped
½ cup finger chili, sliced diagonally into ¼” strips (may remove seeds to reduce spiciness)



In a pan, heat oil and saute onions until translucent. Add garlic then ginger. Let sauté until fragrant. Add Chicken Pulutan Mix and cook for 5 minutes. Add red bell pepper and bagoong alamang. Stir until chicken is completely covered by the mixture for about 8 - 10 minutes. Add coconut cream, chicken liver and finger chili. Let simmer for 10 – 15 minutes until mixture is slightly thick. 

Makes 3 – 4 servings.


  • If bagoong alamang is too salty, soak in water and drain for 2 or 3 times. 
  • Rubbing the chicken with lemon juice and then poach in water containing lemon juice or white wine vinegar will help to keep the flesh of the meat white when cooked.
  • Cutting meat across the grain will produce slices with shorter fibers, resulting in more tender pieces
  •  Avoid removing the cover to the pot during the cooking process. This will allow heat and steam to escape, resulting in extended cooking times.
  • Cook to the proper temperature, because undercooking the chicken will cause it to be tough and overcooking the chicken causes loss of moisture, making the chicken drier.

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