Kadyos Manok Ubad Recipe

August 21, 2014
(Last Updated On: August 25, 2014)

How to cook Kadyos Manok Ubad

In Filipino cuisine, when using native chicken as the main ingredient, the first thing that comes to mind is that hearty soup dish which is called Tinolang Manok. Native chicken (free range chicken) meat is very ideal in cooking soup dishes, since it has its rich distinct taste that gives an appetizing and unique flavor than of those raised ordinary chickens. Though in this recipe, we are going to make an equally delectable and appetizing dish which is called Native Chicken with Banana Ubad and Kadyos Recipe or also known as “KMU” which stands for – Kadyos, Manok and Ubad.

This chicken soup is one of the well-loved and in demand dish by Ilonggos here in the Philippines, we also recommend that you try the pork version Kadyos Baboy Langka Recipe or “KBL”.  Kadyos is a type of legume which looks as a small black beans that is also known as pigeon peas or black-eyed peas and a popular ingredient used by Ilonggos in Western Visayas particularly in Aklan and Iloilo City.

Kadyos Manok Ubad Recipe

Kadyos Manok Ubad Ingredients

  • 1 whole Native chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup kadyos (pigeon peas)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 piece medium-sized onion, quartered
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, (peel and bruised)
  • 2 pieces ubad (banana tree core), chopped
  • 2 bundled tanglad or lemongrass
  • 3 pieces Siling haba (birds eye chili)
  • 1 Chicken cube (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Kadyos Manok Ubad Instructions:

  • Prepare Kadyos by soaking it overnight or If you don’t time just wash kadios in water. Boil it in 2 cups water for 5 minutes to release the scum from the kadios.  Remove from the flame then discard water and wash the kadios again.
  • Pour water in a cooking pot then add the Native Chicken, Lemongrass and a little salt and Kadyos beans.
  • Bring to a boil then add the ginger, onions, siling haba and ubad, then let it boil until the chicken and Kadyos beans are tender.
  • Add chicken cube, salt to taste and pepper.
  • Cover the cooking pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and enjoy!

Kadyos Manok Ubad Recipe

Kadyos Manok Ubad Recipe is an appetizing and unique flavor Ilonggo dish, give it a try and you will surely love it.

Kadyos Manok Ubad Recipe



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  • Reply
    Mona Verdida
    October 18, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Lovely recipe! This is already bookmarked in my browser for cooking reference. 🙂

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    Dorothy Boucher

    September 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    this does look delicious!! ? that ubad does that really come from a banana tree or something loll, seems silly I ask but If I don’t ask I’ll never know 🙂 thanks for the recipe

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    Renan Patricio

    August 27, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Perfect for our lunch!

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    Jennifer Hiles

    August 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Interesting, I didn’t realize there was a noticable difference in the taste of free range chicken vs. non. This looks like a great healthy recipe for my family.

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    April Farley

    August 25, 2014 at 8:55 am

    The small bananas impart a green flavor that makes your pallet beg for more. This is my absolute favorite chicken soup. When I feel bad the ginger warms my chest.

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    Roland Savellano

    August 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    It’s my first time I heard about this dish. It looks yummy! I will try this some other time. Thanks!

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    Malou Reyes

    August 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    found a new recipe for chicken that I can cook for my hubby!

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    August 24, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Looks delicious!

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    Henry DM

    August 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    it looks like it taste better than tinola. Love It!

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    elinor semira

    August 22, 2014 at 8:09 am

    i love kadyos. i didn’t know that we can use it with other recipes.

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    sherry ann gole cruz

    August 22, 2014 at 7:11 am

    yummy,this one is really interesting to cook

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    helen gatbonton

    August 21, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    wow interesting recipe,i want to cook just like that

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    Marcos Batac

    August 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Like Kadyos with Chiken thank you for the recipe

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    lovely joy merced

    August 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

    wow very unique recipe, thanks for sharing. i will try this!

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