Chicken Binakol


3 cloves of garlic pounded

1 thumbsized ginger pounded

1 onion chopped

4 stalks of lemongrass (tanglad) white part only

1 kilo of chicken cut in serving portions

1 cup of scraped coconut meat (buko)

2 cups of water

3 cups of coconut water (the liquid inside the coconut)

some fish sauce to taste (patis)

some cracked pepper corn

1 chicken cube

1 cup of leaves of siling labuyo (chili leaves)

some cooking oil


Start by sautéing the garlic, ginger and onion with some cooking oil. Add the chicken when the onion becomes transparent. Dissolve the chicken cube in the 2 cups of water then let it boil. Add some fish sauce, peppercorn to taste. Pour the 3 cups coconut water and let it simmer for another hour or until the chicken is soft and tender. Add the coconut meat and chili leaves then turn off the fire. You can serve this inside a coconut for a fancier presentation.

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Comments: 2

  1. Mari October 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Ilove this chicken recipe. Very well presented – ingredients and how to cook it. I am going to try out the recipe next time I buy chicken. Thanks for sharing.


  2. jenefer c miguel July 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply

    can you send me all your recipe.i love filipino recipe

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