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.