Saturday, February 2, 2013


You'll notice that this recipe of potchero is a bit different from the traditional one. The difference, I did not use any tomato.

  1. Cut the banana and sweet potato about 1/3 inch. If you cut them thin, they will end up so mushy. 
  2. Watch out for the heat of your stove. 
  3. Do not boil it when you already add the cream, just simmer. 
  4. Make sure that the chicken are well cooked.


1 kg Chicken
2 medium size sweet potato (sliced)
2 plantain (or 4 saba banana) (sliced)
200 g green beans (cut into half)
1/4 cabbage (sliced)
1 onion (sliced)
3 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 Nestle Cream
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 1/2 cups of water
pinch of pepper
Cooking oil
Salt to taste

Method of Cooking:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan then fry the plantain. Set aside.
  2. Then pan fry the sweet potato. Do not over cooked them so it won't become mushy. Set them aside.
  3. Set the stove on medium heat. In a separate cooking pot or wok, put some cooking oil and sauté  garlic, onion and fish sauce. Stir in the chicken for 3 minutes. Pour the water. Cover the cooking pot/wok. Let it boil for about 20 minutes. 
  4. Add in the beans and cabbage and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Lower the heat of the stove. Pour the Nestle cream and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Do not boil.
  6. Finally, add the cooked plantain and sweet potato. Sprinkle a pinch of pepper. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
  7. You may want to season it with salt depending on your taste. 
  8. Serve with boiled rice.

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  1. Natakam naman ako bigla! I don't know how to cook but I sure do know how to appreciate good cooking and yours look amazingly done :)


  2. A very different kind of potchero. The potchero that I know of is like nilaga hehehe but this is totally different. Looks so delicious though.

  3. ooh! makes me hungry for Filipino Dishes! that looks so delicious!

  4. ...and I suddenly got hungry! Ah... sarap naman! I am wishing to make some, kaso lang, ako lang ang kakain nito for sure. :(

  5. oh, my! I'm drooling right now. It has been ages since I had this dish.

  6. oh am gee, you just made me super hungry here :) I need to eat lunch ASAP hahaha...gee this is something so nutritious and definitely yummy....will have the hubby cook this :)

  7. Just wondering, ano lasa nyan less the tomato? Masubukan nga..

  8. i haven't tasted Potchero yet.. but, it probably taste so good. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  9. Potchero is one of my favorite dish but my husband also cooks it without tomato and camote, I'll ask him to try your recipe. It looks reeeeallly good, nakakagutom :)

  10. I will try this over the weekend. I like this kind of dinner. It is simple and quick to prepare.

  11. Wow, thank you so much for the recipe! =) I wanted to try this one time, kaso dito sa lugar namin, wala akong nakitang saging na saba.. May alam po ba kayo kung anu magandang alternative sa saba pag wala nun? Or, ayos lang ba na wala? =) Thank you po!

  12. KC, if you can find an Asian Store there, try to look for what they call "plantain". It looks like a regular long banana but taste similar to saba. Yun yung ginagamit ko here. Wala din me makita saba around here. Pwede din naman wala nun, but it contributes sa natural sweetness nung dish.

  13. this is something i love to try cooking, your version sounds so delicious. thanks for sharing your recipe. will definitely try this one soon...:)


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