Skip to main content

RECIPE: TKG's Chicken Sibut

Chicken Sibut is a chicken dish cooked in spices for a long period of time until the meat absorbs the flavor and becomes so tender that it falls off the bone. It is also a Chinese medicinal dish that is not only nourishing but promotes good health as well. Traditionally, I think this is better cooked in a claypot. Below is an easy to follow recipe that I made recently.



Ingredients:

1 whole black chicken (I used free-range chicken)
1 packet sibut (the one pictured below)
slices of ginger
salt
water (4-5 cups)





Clean the chicken well and cut into desired pieces. You can opt to cooked it whole but I prefer it sliced into pieces because I believe that the flavor will be absorbed better. Place the chicken in a pot and add the water. A recipe that I've read requires sauteing garlic and ginger in oil and frying the chicken a bit. I skipped this part since the chicken has already lots of oil (from the skin), and I don't have any available organic garlic. I let the chicken boil in the water for about 20 minutes before I added the contents from the sibut pack. I waited for another 15 minutes before I threw in the ginger slices (I used turmeric). Then it took another hour or more to reduce the water until only about a cup is left. The chicken was also already very tender by that time. The sauce becomes a bit sticky because of the licorice (from the sibut pack). Serve while hot.


The sibut pack consists of barks and seeds that I cannot really name except for the licorice since it looks familiar. I'll try to research more about what's in the sibut pack so stay tuned for updates. :)

Comments

  1. where can i buy sibut? :) and what does this do for the health? :) wanna try

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got mine from Ongpin .. although the Chinese Drugstores inside SM Malls sell sibut also.. P50/pack. Re: health, accdg to a friend, this is usually eaten when someone is recovering from illness or for moms who just gave birth...

      Delete
    2. Rustan's Supermarket Glorieta. Spices section.

      Delete
  2. will recommend sibut to mt friend who just gave birth :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi! What are its health benefits? It's my first time to hear about this dish and I'm in this season that I'm transitioning into healthy eating for the family.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's the first time I've read about sibut. I'm curious about it. more info please :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm curious about sibut, too, as this is also the first time I've heard of it. Free-range chicken is so yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love cooking too! I wanna try this recipe one day! Thanks for sharing! ☺

    ReplyDelete
  7. How is it medicinal? Sounds delicious though that the chicken is falling off from being cooked in different spices.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The hubby has been requesting me to cook sibut for the longest time already. I shall give this a try. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks yum. I'm always on the lookout for chicken recipes and I shall give this a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, you make it easy! Will ask hubby to try cooking this.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Will update asap about the health benefits .. I'm just interviewing some "aunties" about sibut chicken. Stay tuned :) - edel

    ReplyDelete
  12. What an interesting chicken dish! This is also the first time I heard the word "sibut." Thanks for the recipe.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Ilustrado Restaurant Anniversary Degustation

Jose Rizal and the Spanish era are synonymous with the word Ilustrado but for me, what comes to mind is this restaurant in Intramuros, Manila. Coincidentally though, Intramuros was once called the Walled City and is rich in history and glamor of the bygone days when Spain ruled the country. Visiting Intramuros is like a history lesson itself and dining at Ilustrado is the cherry on top.

As Ilustrado Restaurant celebrates its 29th anniversary this October, it brings back the specially curated 8-course Ilustrado Degustation by Chef Bernice Pimentel.

"This year, 2019 marks the third year that we have been doing an anniversary degustation and this year, I am not only bringing forth our culinary heritage to the present but also incorporating much more local ingredients," says Chef Bernice.

Kesong Puti Croquettes at Lato with baby mesclun and salsa verde aioli

Dine at Royal Saigon

Royal Saigon Restaurant is one of the most popular tourist choice in Ho Chi Minh City. Maybe it is also because it is located at Bui Vien, which is the tourist hub in HCMC. And it was actually my friend who wanted to eat at Royal Saigon, I just happily tagged along.



Another Day in Paradise Dynasty

Paradise Dynasty has been a family favorite since it opened its doors at S Maison Conrad in Pasay City. Although the location is far from us, the restaurant was always the first one that comes to mind when we go malling in the area. Now, it has opened branches in Podium Mall and SM Aura Premiere.