Chicken Mechado Recipe

Preparation Time

5 mins.

Cooking Time

45 mins.

Serving Size




1. Season the chicken thigh fillet with salt and pepper. Fill each chicken thigh fillet with bacon. Roll then secure with a toothpick.
2. In a pot, combine chicken rolls, half of onions, garlic, soy sauce, DEL MONTE Filipino Style Tomato Sauce and potatoes. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. In a pan, sauté remaining onion. Pour on top of chicken. Serve hot.

Chef’s Tip:

Mechado comes from the word "mecha" or "wick of a candle". In cooking, this pertains to placing fat inside a piece of meat so that it does not dry out while cooking. In this case, bacon is used not only to keep the chicken moist but also to add a slight smokey flavor to the dish.

Lusog Notes:

This local Chicken Mechado dish provides iron which is essential for normal metabolism. It also has niacin that helps break down nutrients for better use in the body.