This Filipino chicken stew contains meat and vegetables in a very flavorful sauce made with bananas and tomatoes. Serve with rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 plantains, peeled and quartered

  • 2 small potatoes, quartered

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 pounds chicken legs, thighs, and wings

  • 2 (4 ounce) links chorizo de bilbao (spicy Spanish semi-cured sausage), quartered

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • water to cover

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 small head cabbage, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; fry the plantains and potatoes in the hot oil until crisp on the outside, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside, keeping the oil in the pot.

  2. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken and chorizo; season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour enough water over the chicken to cover completely; bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cover, and cook another 10 minutes. Stir the plantains, potatoes, garbanzo beans, and cabbage into the mixture. Cook covered until the cabbage is wilted and everything is hot, about 5 minutes more. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

959 Calories
52g Fat
59g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 959
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 886mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 78mg 390%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1536mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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