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Tocino is a sweet, marinated meat such as beef, chicken, or pork. This dish is one of the famous Filipino "silog meals," meaning a dish that is traditionally served with garlic fried rice and eggs. Usually, I eat the pork version of this popular dish, so I decided to try making a chicken version that might be a little healthier. Enjoy the same recipe at home by following my easy-to-make chicken tocino.
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- 1/8 cup pineapple juice, unsweetened
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon annatto powder
- 1 piece bay leaf
- 200 grams chicken
For Preparing the Ingredients:
- Medium bowl
- Small bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
For Cooking the Homemade Chicken Tocino:
- Frying pan
- Slotted spatula
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients except for the chicken.
- Marinate the chicken for a couple of hours or overnight.
- In a pan, heat water and add the marinated chicken together with the mixture.
- Simmer until tender. Adjust the amount of water if needed.
- Once water is fully absorbed, add a small amount of oil and toss the meat.
- Serve with fried rice and a sunny-side-up egg.
Tips and Techniques
- Adjust the amount of sugar to make the dish less sweet.
- Add more salt if you prefer a salty tocino.
- It's best to serve this dish for breakfast.
- Marinate the chicken for a longer time to ensure the meat is tasty.
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Questions & Answers
Question: What is the nutrients of tocino?
Answer: I don't have the exact count, but if you need, you can use online calorie counters. I used chicken breast rather than pork meat. I also marinated it without any preservatives. If we are to compare it to process tocino available at the market, it's far better.
© 2018 Travel Chef
Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 27, 2019:
Try it. For sure you will love the recipe!
Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on February 25, 2019:
Yummy! I love tocino but I have not make chicken tocino, yet. I will try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Travel Chef (author) from Manila on September 25, 2018:
Really? Nutmeg do taste good with either sweet or savory dishes so I must say you made a perfect choice. I'm glad that your family loved it! My family enjoy this recipe as well. I hope you can try other of my recipes and let me know what you think. Have a wonderful day!
Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on September 25, 2018:
Just wanted to let you know, I made this dish this weekend with a bit of a twist. I couldn't get annatto powder so I added a bit of nutmeg to compensate. My family enjoyed it and it's been added to my list of 'please, make this again' list.
Thanks for posting this.