Arroz Valenciana is commonly prepared on holidays, Fiesta’s (festival), Christmas, New Year’s Eve, reunions and family gatherings.
Arroz Valenciana is similar to Paella. The Filipino version makes use of coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or sweet rice), chorizo and boiled eggs, which is what this recipe is all about.
Arroz Valenciana is a typical Latin American dish, their version is called Arroz a la Valenciana in Spain, and Arroz Valenciana in Portugal. This is my version of Filipino Style Arroz Valenciana Recipe. You can try different styles of your own to make it look good and more delicious according to your taste buds. Enjoy!
½ lb. chicken breast or thigh, chopped
½ cup glutinous white rice “malagkit”
1 cup jasmine rice
2-3 pcs. hard boiled eggs
1 cup coconut milk (canned or fresh)
2 cups chicken broth
3 pcs. chorizo de bilbao, sliced diagonally
1 pc. medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 pc. medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tsp. paprika
½ cup raisins
½ cup green peas
2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pc. medium yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice.
Wash with water twice, drain then set aside.
In a wide pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.
Add the chopped chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add the chorizo de bilbao and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the salt, pepper, and paprika then stir.
Then add the chicken broth and coconut milk, stir and let boil.
Add the washed rice then stir and let boil.
Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Then add the green peas and raisins. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Add the red bell pepper and continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
Sizzling Chicken Sisig is the chicken version of the classic Filipino dish sisig. Traditionally this recipe is prepared with pork meat parts. In the original recipe onions, chilies and meat are added to a sizzling dish with butter.
This recipe is quick and easy and can be low in fat depending on the type and amount of mayonnaise used. Check out my recipe for Sizzling Pork Sisig.
Chicken Sisig, on the other hand, can be considered as a healthier alternative because chicken meat is less fatty. This recipe in particular makes use of skinless chicken breast; it is low in fat and high in protein.
Adding chicken liver plays a big role in the success of this dish because it contributes a lot to the flavor of the entire dish. Now this is my version of Sizzling Chicken Sisig. Enjoy!!!
1½ lbs. chicken breast, chopped in small pieces
¼ lb. chicken liver, chopped in small pieces
2 pcs. long green chili or serrano peppers, sliced diagonally
2 to 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 cup yellow onion, minced
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. soy sauce
¼ cup butter
2 tbsp. cooking oil
½ tsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Boil the chicken breast for 10 – 15 mins. Then remove from the pot.
Grill the boiled chicken breast until it turns brown and a little bit black on is sides, do not overcook so that the chicken is still moist and not dry then chop into small pieces, and set aside.
Heat the cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add chicken liver and cook until the liver turns browns.
Add the grilled chopped chicken breast, stir and cook for 3 to 5 mins.
Add the garlic powder and soy sauce, stir.
Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, stir.
Add mayonnaise then stir directly until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Heat the sizzling plate (cast iron pan).
Once the pan is hot, add the butter in and let it melt.