Chicken Asian-style

April 16, 2012  •  Category:


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
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.


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  1. Belinda @zomppa says:

    An interesting combination of cuisines! Coconut milks makes almost anything taste great.

  2. Culinaire Amoula says:

    Mmmm un très beau plat plein de saveurs!! Bonne nuit.

  3. MyLittleExpatKitchen says:

    I love it when you mix it up like this, Joumana. I really enjoy your take on other types of cuisine. It looks scrumptious!

  4. Oui, Chef says:

    No brainer – minimum fuss – maximum flavor….sounds like my kind of dish!

  5. Jamie says:

    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!

  6. Cristina, from BA to says:

    Great family dish…!! I wish somebody would make it for me tonight!! It’s been a tiring day!

  7. Kathy says:

    Looks delicious…love the mix of flavors!

  8. Devaki says:

    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

  9. Susan says:

    It may be no-fuss but the flavors in this dish sound wonderful!

    I love the last photo. What a study in contrasts 🙂

  10. domi says:

    Un ” style ” qui vaut la ” penne ” que l’on se donne à chaque repas gourmand….

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