April 16, 2012 • Category: Main Dish
A large number of Filipinos reside in Lebanon and this dish is inspired by a recipe from an article featuring Filipino cuisine in Fatafeat magazine (12/09 issue).
This chicken and veggie dish belongs to the category of no-brainers, with minimum fuss and maximum flavor from the coconut milk, ginger and garlic trio.
INGREDIENTS: 6 servings
- 1 Chicken, cut up
- 6 garlic cloves, mashed in a mortar
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 red bell pepper, cut in chunks (seeds and white flesh discarded)
- 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
- 1 bunch of string beans, sliced in half
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 cube of chicken bouillon (optional)
- butter or oil, as needed
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper and salt to taste
- 6 tbsp of flour or cornstarch (optional)
- 8 oz of pasta, such as short penne
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken pieces and dip in flour or cornstarch. Heat some oil and pan fry the chicken pieces until golden-brown on all sides; remove and set aside.
- Fry the onion till golden; add the red pepper chunks, carrots and green beans and pan fry for a few minutes till softened; add the garlic and ginger and coconut milk and stir, add the chicken pieces and simmer for about 20 minutes until the veggies and chicken are cooked. Serve with pasta.
10 Comments • Comments Feed
Belinda @zomppa says:
An interesting combination of cuisines! Coconut milks makes almost anything taste great.
On April 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Culinaire Amoula says:
Mmmm un très beau plat plein de saveurs!! Bonne nuit.
On April 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm
I love it when you mix it up like this, Joumana. I really enjoy your take on other types of cuisine. It looks scrumptious!
On April 17, 2012 at 3:37 am
Oui, Chef says:
No brainer – minimum fuss – maximum flavor….sounds like my kind of dish!
On April 17, 2012 at 6:10 am
Chicken is so versatile and chicken over pasta is such an easy weeknight dish and meal. And do you know how many cans of coconut I have stockpiled in my pantry? Too many. This luscious dish is calling my name!
On April 17, 2012 at 6:35 am
Cristina, from BA to says:
Great family dish…!! I wish somebody would make it for me tonight!! It’s been a tiring day!
On April 17, 2012 at 10:06 am
Looks delicious…love the mix of flavors!
On April 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm
This is just lovely and would be a very good weeknight meal so I am going to fix this soon. I didn’t realize there were many Filipinos in Lebanon – I worked with many in Singapore.
I think the flavors are just lovely in this dish and BTW am drooling at your pics in the Zaatar post. And the pics of Beirut life just make me smile. You are a world away in every way, Joumana 🙂
chow:) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On April 18, 2012 at 7:17 am
It may be no-fuss but the flavors in this dish sound wonderful!
I love the last photo. What a study in contrasts 🙂
On April 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Un ” style ” qui vaut la ” penne ” que l’on se donne à chaque repas gourmand….
On April 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm