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Halang-halang Recipe (Spicy Chicken Soup)


halang halang chicken soup

Every province has its owned specialty.

In Mindanao, it is a spicy chicken soup called halang-halang.  This is Visayan term for “spicy hot.”  Here is how to make this special chicken soup.

Ingredients Needed:

1 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces

1/2 head garlic, chopped

3 thumb size ginger, cut into strips

1 medium size onion, chopped

1 small size papaya, cut into wedges

5 pcs red chili pepper

1-2 stalk lemon grass

3 cups water

1/4 cup patis or fish sauce

2 tbsp cooking oil

Salt and ground pepper to taste


In a wok, heat the cooking oil, sauté the garlic, onion and ginger. Put in the chicken and add the fish sauce, simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.

Add lemon grass, red chili pepper and 3 cups of water. Bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is tender. Then add papaya and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until papaya is cooked. Put in salt and pepper to add taste. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Best serve while it’s hot with plain rice.  Enjoy!



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