Chicken Bicol Express

Chicken Bicol Express

Chicken Bicol Express

How to make Chicken Bicol Express:

Chicken Bicol Express is a variant of the original, Ilocano dish, 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.


Chicken Bicol Express Makes 3 – 4 servings.


2 ½ tbsp magnolia nutri-oil

3 tsp chopped garlic

1/3 cup chopped onions

3 tbsp chopped ginger

500 gm magnolia chicken pulutan mix

¼ cup red bell pepper, sliced diagonally into ¼” strips

½ cup *bagoong alamang

2 ½ cup coconut cream

150 gm chicken liver, chopped

½ cup finger chili, sliced diagonally into ¼” strips (may remove seeds to reduce spiciness)


1. In a pan, heat oil and saute onions until translucent. Add garlic then ginger. Let sauté until fragrant.

2. Add magnolia 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.

3. Add coconut cream, chicken liver and finger chili. Let simmer for 10 – 15 minutes until mixture is slightly thick.

Chicken Bicol Express TIP: If bagoong alamang is too salty, soak in water and drain for 2 or 3 times.

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