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Chicken Bicol Express Recipe

Chicken Bicol Express Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino


  • 1 kg Chicken breast fillet
  • 10 cups Coconut milk
  • 2 pcs Siling haba (Finger chili) sliced into pieces
  • 1 pc Siling labuyo (Red chili) cut into pieces
  • 1 pc Medium-sized onion chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 5 tbsp Sautéed shrimp paste (Bagoong)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar optional
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil


  • In a pan, saute the onion and garlic, until soft and fragrant.
  • Add- in the bagoong, siling labuyo, and siling haba. Then stir for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add- in the chicken then stir until color turns medium brown.
  • Add- in the coconut milk. Then season with ground black pepper and bagoong if needed.
  • Simmer until chicken is tender and the sauce thickens.