Chicken Guisado

  • Chicken Guisado
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  • 4 x desiree potatoes (preferred), cut into 4cm. pieces
  • 1 kg chicken thigh cutlets, cut into 5cm. cubes
  • 1 x red capsicum, cut into 3-5cm. pieces
  • 1 x brown onion diced
  • 2 x cloves garlic, crushed, peeled, chopped
  • 2 Tbls rice bran oil or any cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 Tbls fish sauce
  • 3 Tbls soy sauce
  • 1 cup water


1. Preheat oil on medium-high heat in a large non-stick frypan. Fry chicken pieces in two batches for approx 2 minutes each side until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

2. Using the same pan, sauté onion for 1 minute or until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute until aromatic. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the fish sauce and soy sauce. Add water and bring to the boil. Add the potatoes and cover with a lid. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are soft but firm.

3. Add the capsicum and peas and stir. Cook for a further 1 minute or until cooked. Check the seasoning. Serve with plain boiled rice.

*My dad taught me how to cook this Filipino dish. It’s quick and simple and tastes delicious. Guisado (gisa) means to sauté. Some people add tomato paste to the dish.

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  • I cook this dish twice a month and use pork sometimes. I love dad’s recipes! :)


    by Rhodora Soriano on 27/08/2014, 13:00
    Rhodora Soriano
  • Glad you like my recipes! (dad)


    by Dioscoro Soriano on 03/09/2014, 11:15
    Dioscoro Soriano