Filipino Style Chicken Curry Recipe

June 27, 2012
(Last Updated On: July 12, 2016)

How to cook the famous Filipino Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Recipe Filipino style is a variation of the local Ginataang Manok where the chicken is cooked in coconut milk. The only difference is in Chicken Curry we have added the Curry powder plus the vegetable and other spices to increase the flavor.

In most places the terms “chicken curry” and “curry chicken” are interchangeable. However, in some countries there is a considered difference between the two terms, even though both dishes include curry and chicken.  While different version renders its distinct taste and presentation, the underlying flavors of chicken curry are pretty much the same, it is very spicy, rich, aromatic and highly addictive.

My wife and I love this delicious Filipino Chicken Curry version and make it all the time.

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Filipino Style Chicken Curry Ingredients

  • 1 kilo chicken
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, chopped
  • 1 big carrot, sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 2 inches length
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 thumb ginger, cut into strips
  • 1 cup water

Filipino Style Chicken Curry Cooking Instructions:

  • Cut the chicken into pieces. Leave the chicken bone-in. If you prefer boneless chicken meat, then de-bone the chicken.
  • Heat up a deep pot and add the oil.
  • Fry the potato and carrots for 2 minutes  and set aside
  • Sauté Chicken together with garlic, onion and ginger.
  • When garlic is  light brown in color add fish sauce, and curry powder
  • Stir well then add water then cover the pot and lower the heat to medium and simmer until the chicken is tender.
  • Once the chicken is cooked add the red bell pepper, celery, carrot and potato then simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add the coconut milk and mix well. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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Here’s the ready to serve Filipino Style Chicken Curry recipe

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    Joseph Stowell

    March 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    This looks like a great recipe and one that is easy to make. My mouth is already watering.

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    October 15, 2014 at 2:24 am

    gusto ko to! 😉

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    September 17, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    i love chicken curry a whole lot! and when i have no coco milk around, I use evaporated milk instead. and I add a little bit of sugar. pinoy na pinoy! 🙂

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    Maria Carla Perez

    September 9, 2014 at 2:57 am

    chicken curry in dubai is very different, maybe because im pinay i used to eat chicken curry pinoy style, so thanks for the recipe

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    January 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Thai curry or Indian curry much better take out coconut milk, food last longer than one week

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    July 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    One of my favorites. Yummy!

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    Amy Boyington

    July 31, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Looks and sounds delicious!

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    July 31, 2013 at 8:16 am

    That looks so good!! Perfect for a chilly night 🙂

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    Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids

    July 31, 2013 at 7:46 am

    This looks yummy! Will have to try it!!

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    Stephanie from Minnesota From Scratch

    July 31, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Wow, that looks delicious! Pinned!

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    May 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

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    Chavonne H

    May 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Oh my! The ingredients sound incredible, coconut milk, ginger, curry & garlic wow! And with potatoes too yum! I must make this soon! Thanks for sharing.

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    January 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I love a good chicken curry

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    December 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

    my old time favorite. will soon try to cook them by myself.

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    July 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    delicious! i tried it. thanks a lot.

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    joe from Bacolod City Guide

    June 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    my favorite pinoy dish! will try this one tonight!

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    jen from Boracay Resort Bookings

    June 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    this is a very delicious recipe… we tried it and my kids love it so much!!! thanks pinoyrecipe for sharing this!

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