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Chicken Kaldereta Recipe (Kalderetang Manok)
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Chicken kaldereta recipe (kalderetang manok)

For the best tasting Chicken Kaldereta Recipe, you can use breast or thigh part. Make sure you buy fresh chicken for great taste.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Chicken, kaldereta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • 1 kg chicken (cut into serving or bite size)
  • 1 kg Chicken Legs
  • cup vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns  (lightly cracked)
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 500 g Tomato Sauce
  • 85 g can of Liver Spread
  • 2 medium Bell Peppers (seeded and sliced)
  • 2 pcs long Green or Red chili [optional]
  • cup bottled olives drained [optional]
  • 1 can Green Peas (you can also use fresh or frozen 1/2 cup)
  • 250 g Potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Hot Chilli Sauce [optional]


  • In a bowl add the following ingredients vinegar, salt, garlic, and peppercorns, then mix thoroughly.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the mixture and mix well. Marinate chicken for at least 2 hours.
  • In a big pot, heat oil for frying. Fry the potatoes till cooked.
  • Now, Drain the Chicken from marinade and fry briefly in the oil in batches. Set aside.
  • Remove oil from the pot but leave about 2 Tbsp. Heat up again and saute the onion on medium heat until soft and translucent (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Scoop out the garlic and peppercorns from the marinade and add to the onion. Saute for a few minutes.
  • Add in the browned chicken, stir for a minute then add the rest of the marinade, stir and cook for about a minute.
  • Stir in the Tomato Sauce and bell pepper. Bring to boil then turn down the heat.
  • Add the fresh chili, simmer until meat is almost done, Now add the Liver Spread and mix well to combine.
  • Add potatoes and peas. Simmer until potatoes are cooked.
  • Add grated cheese, mix well until cheese has melted.
  • Taste the Kaldereta sauce and add salt to correct seasonings, you can now add the Hot Chilli Sauce if preferred.
  • Serve warm with Rice.