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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

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    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...

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    2. Rustan's Supermarket Glorieta. Spices section.

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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