Je Tries to Cook: Chicken Pastel

On the same day I cooked a Big Breakfast meal for my husband, my mother asked me to cook something for lunch.

Mama: Je!!!
Me: Bakit, Ma?
Mama: Gusto mo bang magluto?
Me: Sure! Anong lulutuin?
Mama: Fried chicken.
Me: Fried chicken??? Iniinsulto mo naman ako e. Sayang naman ang cooking prowess ko kung prito ang iluluto ko!
Mama: O sige, chicken pastel na lang.
Me: Paano ‘yun?!
Mama: O ayan! Ang yabang mo kasi!
Me: Hehehe!

Mama gave me an overview of how it should be done. Tapos, nilayasan na niya ako at nanood ng TV! Donyang donya ang peg!



1 kg chicken drumsticks
minced garlic
1 medium-sized onions chopped
cooking oil
1 medium-sized potato cut into cubes
2-3 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1/4 cup cheese
rosemary (optional) and pepper


1. Sauté the onions in a saucepan. Once the onions turn translucent, add the minced garlic.

2. Add the fish sauce.

3. Add in the chicken.

4. After 5 minutes, pour in the water. Leave for 10-15 minutes.

5. Add the tomato sauce.


6. Add the potatoes. Cover the pan and leave it for 5 minutes.

7. Add the milk, pepper and rosemary. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

8. Add the cheese.

9. Leave it for 5-minutes or until the cheese has fully melted.

It’s easy, isn’t eat? If you are getting tired of your usual chicken recipe, then try this!

Additional Notes:

1. Mama specifically instructed me not to put too much sauce. She wants it on the dry side. But if you want to have more sauce, add more water or adjust the water-milk ratio.
2. You may opt to add pineapple chunks, hotdogs or sausage.

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