bunch of long green beans or sitawcut into 3 inches
bunch of pechay or bok choy
Cook the Kare-Kare Vegetables (green and crisp)
To make an ice bath, combine ice cubes and water in a bowl. Set aside.
Meanwhile, add vegetables to a pot with salted boiling water. Cook the vegetables starting with the sitaw (long green beans). Simmer for 2 minutes then add the eggplant and pechay. Simmer for another 2 minutes, with the lid on. Immediately remove from pot and transfer all vegetables to the prepared ice bath. Once cooled, transfer to a plate. Set aside.
How to cook Chicken Kare-Kare from scratch.
Pour rice flour in a pan over medium heat. Dry-roast, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until aromatic (toasted rice aroma).
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the annatto seeds. Stir until the oil takes on a deep golden color, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove seeds and discard.
Add garlic and onions. Stir-fry until translucent. Add chicken pieces. Cover pot with lid and cook chicken for 10 minutes. Pour broth. Cover with lid and cook for 20 minutes until chicken is fork-tender.
Add rice flour and peanut butter. Stir until well combined. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Pour evaporated milk, fish sauce, and sugar. Cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Top with the cooked vegetables. Serve with rice and bagoong-alamang. Enjoy!
You can substitute the vegetable broth with chicken broth if preferred.
Use all-natural peanut butter. It just tastes better.
Substitute for toasted rice flour: dilute 3 teaspoons cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water. This will just thicken the sauce but will not have the smoky flavor from the toasted rice flour.
Lessen the amount of sugar if you're using sweetened peanut butter.
Annatto powder can also be used for this recipe. Add it to a warm broth and stir until liquid changes to orange color. Strain the powdered seeds out before adding using.
How to Make Chicken Kare Kare Using ready Mix: Skip the steps for the rice flour and annato seeds. Saute garlic, onion and chicken. Pour broth and add kare kare mix. Once it starts to boil, add peanut butter. Cook until chicken is tender. Pour evaporated milk and sugar. Cook until sauce thickens.
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