Chicken & Egg Salad Sandwich

Chicken & Egg Salad Sandwich

Some weekends, we go to our parents’ homes to join them for Sunday lunch. One time I brought home roasted chicken, but dad has prepared (a.k.a. bought) a lot of food so we had a lot of leftovers.

After cleanup, he asked me to make Egg Salad with chicken, and motioned at the leftovers. Well I know my dad likes to throw things together and add whatever he can find in the cupboard, but this one sounded really good. Makes me think why I’ve never done it before. Continue reading “Chicken & Egg Salad Sandwich”

Rice Cooker Chicken Ginger Shiitake

Rice Cooker Chicken Ginger Shiitake

Growing up, I only knew two kinds of mushrooms: canned button mushrooms, and dried shiitake mushrooms. My mom would make either this kind of ginger-shiitake recipe, or  chicken in creamy mushroom sauce using button mushrooms. Whenever I ask mom to cook “that chicken with mushroom” dish, she’d always need to ask, “The shiitake or the creamy one?”

Because I didn’t know about other uses for shiitake back then, I used to think this recipe was quite complicated! A couple of years back I bought my first bag of dried shiitake and realized it was actually an easy recipe. LOL hi Google, I love you forever. Continue reading “Rice Cooker Chicken Ginger Shiitake”

Rice Cooker Chicken Sopas

Rice Cooker Chicken Sopas

Sopas is a Spanish plural word meaning soups, which could most likely mean any kind of soup, but in the Philippines it usually refers to creamy chicken macaroni soup. Some people associate Sopas to breakfast (like myself), my husband is used to having it as a complementary soup when having rice and fried chicken/fish/pork. Continue reading “Rice Cooker Chicken Sopas”

My-Stove-Broke Pasta

My-Stove-Broke Pasta

After ugly crying over my induction stove, I looked at the sadly half-sautéed chicken cubes in the pot. I don’t have a stove, what am I supposed to do with this now? Oven. I need to bake this instead. 

I’m pretty unfamiliar with baking dishes; I only got a countertop oven last year, and my first baking dish last week. Pulled out my brand-new baking dish, transferred the chicken with the onions and tomatoes. Now what?  Continue reading “My-Stove-Broke Pasta”

Chicken Pochero

Chicken Pochero

My list of posts to write is getting longer every day. Cooking daily but not blogging daily? Not a good match!

If you don’t know pochero (alternate spellings include “puchero” or “putsero”)…I don’t either. All I actually remember from pochero was that it was made with chicken, tomato based sauce, and that it had banana. My mom does not cook pochero, or most of the tomato based dishes, for that matter. Continue reading “Chicken Pochero”

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Before I got into baking chicken breasts on weekends for our salads’ weekly supply, we used to make salads that didn’t have meat. The Filipino in me trying to find “ulam” in everything was craving meat; even tuna would have been better.

On some days I’d walk to S&R–which is pretty much what Costco is to other countries–and get us roasted chicken for dinner, and half of it will be rendered too much and in turn ready for salad making for the following days. Continue reading “Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad”

Refreshing Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad

Refreshing Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad

Salad making is exciting alright, but it’s so hard to stay well-stocked, or try new ingredients because you almost always need just a little bit of everything. I always am left with a little bit of this, a little bit of that.

So I was trying to finish up what we have left in the fridge, and found out we still had three green apples, and an opened pack of feta. I googled apple+feta+salad and tons of results came up, but I found ’em too complicated. Also, I didn’t want to buy more stuff. Continue reading “Refreshing Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad”