Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon

Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon
Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon is an Ilocano version of chicken tinola. This dish is best with native chicken hen preferably those that have started laying eggs. For this reason the dish is something special that is served at Ilocano households to important or especial guest.

Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon Recipe


Bitter guard in a chicken ginger soup might not sound right to most Pinoys especially those who shy away from ampalaya, but I assure you it is a delicious dish. Of course any chicken can be used should a free range native chicken is not available. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 kilo chicken
1/2 kilo sotanghon, vermicelli noodles, soaked in water
2 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
2 bundle ampalaya tendrils, remove from stem
1 bundle chilli tendrils, remove from stem
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 pcs. siling haba, green chili
1/2 cup patis, fish sauce
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon - Cooking Procedure

Cut chicken into serving pieces with the bones intact. Wash thoroughly and drain, set aside. In a casserole sauté garlic, onion and ginger. Add chicken and fish sauce, stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat changes to golden brown. Add 8 to 12 cups of water and bring to boil, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken are tender. Then add vermicelli noodles and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until noodles are just cooked. Season with salt and pepper if required. Add in ampalaya tendrils and green chili and cook for another minute, now add the chili tendrils. Serve hot.

See other related chicken soup recipe:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

nakakamiss naman ito.

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Plain New York Cheese Cake Recipe said...

I love your blog! Its very inspirational. Im trying to learn and become a good cook. I notice that your site is very informational and I visit it almost everyday. I will try your recipes and will cook your stuff one by one, at least the ones I love to eat.

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Jenny said...

I love your blog! Its very inspirational. Im trying to learn and become a good cook. I notice that your site is very informational and I visit it almost everyday. I will try your recipes and will cook your stuff one by one, at least the ones I love to eat.

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ut-man said...

Thanks for your continued support Jenny.

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Anonymous said...

If you don't have the ampalaya leaves it's just as good with thinly sliced ampalaya gourd. Yummy! :)

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Anonymous said...

my husband is ilocano. i learned from him to cook this chicken ampalaya, but i never try with sotanghon, so next time i will add sotanghon. thanks for the post.

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