Chicken Mechado Recipe

No beef? No problem! The savory mechado is good with chicken too!

Chicken Mechado Recipe

Jerusalen Mumar
just confuse.. what is the difference between afritada and mechado or menudo? thank you and godbless!!

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Preparation Time

5 mins.

Cooking Time

45 mins.

Serving Size

5

Ingredients:

  • 500 g chicken, thigh fillet
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, black
  • 1 cup onion, red, quartered
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup potato, cut into chunks

  • 2 Tbsp oil

Preparation

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.

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.

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.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Sautéing
  • Simmering
  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Bowls
  • Knife
  • Pan
  • Chopping Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Pot
  • Crocheting Thread
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Spatula

Jerusalen Mumar
just confuse.. what is the difference between afritada and mechado or menudo? thank you and godbless!!

Life Gets Better
Itatanong namin yan sa aming chef! In the meantime, you can check out our other recipes here https://www.lifegetsbetter.ph/kitchenomics/recipes. Also, please sign up as a member of Life Gets Better to save your favourite recipes, get tips on preparing healthy meals, watch kitchen tutorials and download exclusive Kitchenomics e-Cookbooks, and many more. Registration is FREE! Just go to https://www.lifegetsbetter.ph/auth/register. Happy cooking!

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