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chicken kare-kare recipe

Chicken Kare-Kare Recipe

Chicken Kare-Kare is another variation of the original Kare-Kare. I used chicken instead of beef trip and ox tail. This recipe also consist of peanut butter, rice flour, long beans or sitaw, egg plant and pechay leaves.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken kare kare, kare kare
Servings: 6
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp annatto powder
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 pcs egg plant sliced
  • 1 bundle long beans cut into 2-inch long
  • 1 bundle pechay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a pan over low heat and toast the rice flour until light brown. Set aside, it will use later to thicken the sauce.
  • In a pan over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic. Add the chicken and cook until light brown.
  • Dilute the annatto powder with ½ cup water, then add the mixture into the pot. Add 2 ½ cups water and cover the pot. Cook until the chicken is tender.
  • Add the peanut butter, mix until well combined. Scoop 1 cup of the sauce and dilute the toasted rice flour. Put the mixture into the pot and mix it well.
  • Add the egg plant and string beans. Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper then, add the pechay leaves and cook for another minute.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg