/Baon/ Filipino noun 1. Provisions 2. Packed lunch or snack
This is part deux of the I ❤ Chicken Recipe series. Kaldereta is a well-known Filipino dish and is of Spanish origin. Basically, it is a beef/goat stew made with tomatoes, potatoes, spices, liver, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. I tweaked the recipe and made a sweet and spicy version.
1/2 kg boneless and skinless Chicken breast (cut into chunks)
1 250g pack spaghetti sauce sweet style
2 cups water
1 tsp of iodized salt
2 medium size potates (peeled and cut into chunks)
2 medium size carots (peeled and cut into chunks)
1 medium size green bell pepper (sliced)
2 to 3 finger/long chili (sliced)
In a rondeau/brasier, heat two cups of water until it boils. Add the chicken and 1 tsp of salt. Turn the fire to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the pesto sauce based on the instruction at the back of the pack.
Set aside chicken and save 1 cup of the water used for boiling.
Boil the carrots and potatoes until slightly tender. Add chicken and tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add sliced bell pepper and simmer for another 3 minutes. You may add salt and pepper to suite your taste.
Add the finger/long chili and simmer for another 2 minutes.