Chicken Bistek 2

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Often when I am being unimaginative, I always turn to old favorites and standbys. Guess what, most of them are the types that are quick and easy to make! So is it any wonder that we fall back again on Chicken Bistek on a day when we just did not feel like cooking anything elaborate but still needed to eat something filling anyway? When we first made Chicken Bistek, which is a variation from the Filipino Beef Steak, we used chicken breasts and found them a little too dry. so for this version, we decided to use chicken thighs which have become a regular in my freezer ever since Costco started selling the boneless, skinless variety in convenient one serving packs.

5-10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (depending on how many people you are cooking for)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 large onions, sliced

Marinade the chicken thighs in garlic, salt, pepper and vinegar for at least 30 minutes before cooking. In a skillet that is big enough to hold all the chicken pieces, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil and place the chicken in to brown on both sides. Reserve the marinating liquid. When the pieces are browned, add the onions and the marinating liquid and cover. Let it cook until almost all the liquids have evaporated. Stir through, and serve.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

7 thoughts on “Chicken Bistek 2

  1. Cj

    I want to try this recipe, but I’m just concerned that the boneless, skinless chicken tend to get dry. Any feedback? Thank you.

  2. JMom Post author

    hi iska, thanks! Now that I have a new home, I have to get blogging regularly again. I have fallen so out of schedule. I guess busy tayong lahat, I haven’t even had time to blog hop lately πŸ™

  3. ikit

    Hi! Just saw your website from an e-group…and naintriga ako sa iyong chicken bistek so I tried cooking it yesterday, successful naman πŸ™‚ I just used a whole chicken. My husband and son loved it.

    Thanks! I bookmarked your site para marami ako maluto πŸ™‚

  4. iska

    Hi JMom! Bago ang lahat, congrats on your new home!

    I’ve never done chicken bistek before and I’d like to try. I hope I’d soon find the time to cook once more.


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