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Chicken Kaldereta recipe

| On 29, Dec 2012

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Just a trivia, a college teacher noted that the “Filipino Time” is actually a tradition influenced by the Spanish people. Way back their colonization period, the Filipinos are one of the earliest birds. Our ancestors are known to arrive quite early and used to anticipate time delaying factors like weather, collapsed bridge and many more.

But, the Spanish priests, leaders and other officials who forced the early Filipinos to attend masses, meetings and other gatherings are the one who always arrived late. Due to this, the Filipinos got fed up and imitate the routine.

The modern Spanish people have forgotten this very bad hobby. Unfortunately, the modern Pinoys have inhibit it.

A very great influence of the Spaniards are the dishes. Kalderata was one of them. During their period, as far as I know, the Kaldera is cooked with tomatoes and other spices, oozing with sauce and not that tasty.

Chicken Kaldereta is one the most popular in this dish.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 kilo chicken – chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 spoon liver spread
  • 2 medium carrots – peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potato – peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper – chopped
  • 4 pieces fresh basil leaves – finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 1 bundle spring onion – chopped
  • 3 spoon sugar
  • 1/2 medium green pepper (siling haba) – chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • ground pepper


  1. Saute garlic and onion.
  2. Add chicken and 1 cup of water. Let the water dry out and scoop some oil.
  3. Add bell pepper, tomato sauce, liver spread and 3 more cups of water and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Add potato and carrots and let it boil for another minute.
  5. Add basil leaves, sugar, ground pepper and spring onion. Mix well and boil for another minute.
  6. Add the green pepper and boil for 30 seconds.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

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I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I’ve been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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