Posts tagged: main course recipes

Super Easy And Yummy Chicken Hamonado Recipe

Chicken hamonado is a yummy and easy to cook Filipino dish. You can serve it as a main dish for lunch or dinner. This dish is prepared by cooking chicken and pineapple slices in soy sauce and pineapple juice. For best results, it is recommended to marinate the chicken overnight.


• 1-kilo chicken thighs
• 1 cup pineapple juice
• 2 tbsp soy sauce
• 1/4 cup light brown sugar
• 1 tsp salt
• ground black pepper to taste
• 2 onions (chopped)
• 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
• some pineapple chunks or slices
• 1/4 cup pineapple syrup

• some cherries (optional for toppings)


Place one-kilo chicken thighs in a large bowl or any container.
Pour one cup of pineapple juice into the container.
Add 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 tsp salt, and ground black pepper to taste.
Mix well to coat the chicken thighs.
Marinate overnight.
Do not throw away the marinade for later use.

Set a large frying pan or wok over low to medium heat.
Add some oil and warm it up.
Pan-fry the marinated chicken thighs until light brown on both sides.
Remove from the frying pan.
Transfer to a plate and set aside.

In the same pan, remove excess oil.
Saute chopped onions over high heat until soft.
Add chopped garlic cloves.
Saute for 10 seconds.
Add the pan-fried chicken thighs from earlier.
Stir for 10 seconds.
Add the marinade into the pan.
Mix well.
Reduce to low heat and cover the lid.
Let it cook for five minutes or until the sauce is thick.
Remove the cover and stir the mixture.
You can opt to add pineapple chunks or slices and pineapple syrup.
Continue to cook until pineapple slices are tender and sauce reduces.
Stir once again to avoid burning.
Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate.
Serve with rice and enjoy!

Super Easy And Yummy Chicken Hamonado Recipe
Images –

4 Amazing Budget-Friendly Dinners

Check out these four delicious, amazing budget-friendly dinner recipes you must prep for your family and friends! These are mouth-watering meals perfect to end a busy day.

1. Chili Cheese Dog Boats


• 8 hotdog buns
• 1/4 cup butter (melted)
• 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
• 2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
• Cheddar cheese slices
• Chili (with or without beans)
• Hotdogs
• Chopped parsley (for garnishing)


In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup melted butter, finely chopped garlic cloves, and 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley.
Mix until well combined.
Set aside.

Cut a rectangle in each hotdog bun. Make sure to leave at least 1 cm from the edges.
Press down the cut-out from the bun.
Place the buns in a baking dish.
Brush the buns with the parsley mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes at 180 C.
Once done, place one slice of cheddar cheese into each of the buns.
Add a spoonful of chili into each of the buns.
Add a piece of hotdog next.
Top it off with another spoon of chili.
Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes at 180 C.
Remove from the oven.
Garnish with chopped parsley.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

2. Hasselback Cheese Puff Fried Chicken


• 4 chicken breasts
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 3 cups buttermilk
• 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
• 10 cups cheese puffs
• Oil (for deep frying)


Rub salt and black pepper on each side of the chicken breasts.
Slice parallel cuts on each of the chicken breasts. Make sure not to slice them through leaving at least 1 cm.
Place them in a bowl.
Pour 3 cups of buttermilk and 1 packet of ranch seasoning mix.
Mix well.
Cover and marinate for 4 hours in the fridge. You can also do this overnight.

Put 10 cups of cheese puffs in a food processor or blender.
Blend it until it turns out as a powder.
Transfer to a bowl.

Once marinate is done, dip and coat the marinated chicken breast into the cheese puff powder.
Bend over the chicken breast with the parallel cuts on the outside. It should form like a circle. Secure with the use of a toothpick.
Fry it for 5 minutes at 175 C.
Serve with your preferred dip.

3. Garlic Shrimp Scampi


• 3 tbsp butter
• 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
• 1 lb shrimp (deveined, peeled)
• 1/2 lb spaghetti
• 1 tsp salt and pepper
• 1/2 lemon juice
• 1 tsp red chili flakes
• 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)


Cook spaghetti noodles according to the packet’s instructions.
Set aside.

Set a pot over medium heat.
Melt 3 tbsp butter.
Saute chopped garlic cloves until it turns brown.
Add shrimps and cook until it turns pink.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add lemon juice, red chili flakes, and chopped parsley.
Mix well.
Add spaghetti noodles.
Let it cook and mix well.
Serve and enjoy!

4. Slow Cooker Pot Roast


• 3 lb chuck roast
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 oz onion soup mix
• 1 onion (sliced)
• 3 gold potatoes (chopped)
• 3 carrots (chopped)
• 1/2 cup water


Prepare a slow cooker.
Place the chuck roast inside.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add onion soup mix, sliced onion, chopped gold potatoes, and chopped carrots.
Pour water.
Cover the lid and cook low for 8 hours.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

4 Amazing Budget-Friendly Dinners
Images –

Slow Cooker Ribs

Prepare this slow cooker ribs dish to make your weekend extra special. A good mix of barbecue sauce and seasonings will give it a combination of sweet, spicy, and smoky taste.


• 3 lbs baby back ribs
• 4 tbsp cider vinegar
• 2 cups barbecue sauce
• 3 tsp oregano
• 1 tbsp chili powder
• 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• Salt and pepper to taste


In a small mixing bowl, add barbecue sauce, cider vinegar, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar.
Mix until well combined.

Rub salt and pepper on both sides of the baby back ribs.
Put in the slow cooker.
Cover with the sauce.
Cook low for 8 hours or cook high for 4 hours.
After cooking, spoon the sauce and cover the cooked ribs before removing it and transferring it to a plate.
Slice the ribs into strips.
Serve with sauce.

Extra Ideas:

You can also prepare mac and cheese, corn and tomato coleslaw, or mango salad as a side dish.

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe
Images –