Looking for an invigorating spiciness for your next culinary adventure? There is usually a huge gain in flavor from taking that risk to add a kick to your dish. But if you don’t want too much peeling, Filipino cooks know all too well about one component you can add to the mix. That would be the flavor of coconut with its smooth and delicate nutty flavor that tastes perfect with a bit of heat. That’s why we love ginataan dishes with a touch of warmth. If you are looking for a recipe like this, you are in the right place because I am going to show you how to make your own Chicken Gising-gising!
Gising-gising is a delicious Filipino dish that uses chili, winged beans, and the flavor of coconut milk. And as the name suggests, it should wake you up for the rest of the day with a delicious burst of energy because “gising” means “waking up” in English. The best known version of this recipe uses ground pork. So this new recipe that I offer is going well for those who prefer white meat.
I would say that the Chicken Gising-gising is just as delicious, but it may taste slightly different. Chicken, after all, doesn’t taste as strong as pork. But for this dish, I incorporated a bit of ginger to really complement our chicken component and give it a different kind of spice and flavor to suit your taste.
What are you waiting for? Go straight to the kitchen and prepare the ingredients to make yourself a Gising-gising Chicken!
How to Cook Gising-Gising Chicken:
To start, we will pour 3 tablespoons of cooking oil into our pan. So we should apply some heat. Once the oil is hot, you can put your 5 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, and 2 inches of ginger, all minced, inside. Go ahead and skip them all together. Now you can also add your 2 lbs. of chicken, which is cut into portions to serve. Sauté this until the outside turns light brown.
Then you need to take 1 cup of water and pour it into the pan. Wait for it to boil. While you’re waiting, you can start mixing 90 grams of Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix with 2 cups of water. Make sure to mix it well. Once you are done and the water is boiling, you can add this water and also the Ginataang Gulay mix to the pan.
Add a little spice to the dish:
Put the lid on top so we can keep cooking. Continue cooking over medium-low heat for a good 20 minutes. Then add 1 tablespoon of shrimp paste, 2 long green chilies that you have sliced, and ½ pound of sigarilya or winged beans. We cover our pan again once we have these ingredients inside, and let everything heat up and cook for another 5 minutes.
Now, if you’re comfortable with a little more punch, you can put 5 Thai chilies inside. But this step is optional, so feel free to skip it if you’re happy with the flavor. And you need to cook all this for another 2 minutes. And that is! Arrange everything in the pan on a serving platter and now you’re ready to show off the delicious and spicy Chicken Gising-gissing you made. Don’t forget to eat it with some rice while it’s still hot and freshly cooked.
Did you like the experience of cooking this dish? Why not try other Panlasang Pinoy recipes? Let me introduce you to a couple of similar dishes that would be really great at home!
Bicol Express Gising-gising
Satisfyingly spicy and meaty, Bicol Express Gising-gising is definitely a take on this classic Pinoy dish that’s worth trying. But what exactly is the difference? Both dishes actually use a very similar set of components, from chili peppers to coconut milk. For one thing, we’re using pork belly for that unforgettable meaty flavor of Bicol Express. But we also use an established Gising-gising ingredient for a burst of flavor, which would be bagoong. This is definitely a collaboration of dishes that you have to try for yourself!
filipino fried chicken
For our main recipe, we use a meat component that is very popular among Filipinos. And one of the local crowd’s favorite ways to eat it? This dish here: Filipino fried chicken! A great advantage of this version of fried chicken is that it is much easier to create than other versions, using only five ingredients. But we make the most of components like garlic and lemon to really enhance the flavor of the meat. After all, the topping is the magic of many of our Pinoy dishes.
Do you have other recipes in mind that you would like to make? Feel free to search the website for such dishes, but if I haven’t already, suggest it in the comments section below!
Spicy chicken stew in which chicken pieces are cooked with winged beans and coconut milk
Keyword bicol express, ginataan, gising gisisng
- 2 pounds of chicken cut into pieces
- 90 grams of Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix
- ½ pound winged sigarilya bean, sliced
- 2 long green chilies, sliced
- 5 optional Thai chillies
- 1 tablespoon shrimp paste
- 3 cups of water
- 1 chopped onion
- 5 minced garlic cloves
- 2 inches of minced ginger
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Heat the oil in the pan. Sauté the garlic, onion and ginger.
Add the chicken pieces. Sauté until exterior is light brown.
Add 1 cup of water. Boil.
Combine Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix with 2 cups of water. Mix well and then pour into the pan. Cover and continue cooking over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
Add the shrimp paste, long green bell pepper, and winged beans. Cover the pan and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Add Thai chilies if desired. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot with rice.
Share and Enjoy!
Calories: 739kcal | Carbs: 21g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated fat: 10g | Monounsaturated fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 363 IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg