Chicken Stuffed With Crab (Pinag-Isang Manok)

Chicken Stuffed With Crab (pinag-isang Manok)

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This was given to me by a Filipina I worked with (she is an excellent cook!). Coconut milk and cream can be found in Asian markets. DO NOT USE sweetened coconut cream.


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1 Hr 20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 c
    dry white wine

  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    minced onion
  • 2 c
    cooked crab meat, flaked
  • 1 1/2 c
    sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, for frying

  • 2 c
    canned coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 c
    coconut cream, unsweetened
  • 1/4 c
    half and half
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Chicken Stuffed With Crab (Pinag-Isang Manok)


  1. Flatten chicken breasts between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Marinate in wine for 1 hour.
  2. To prepare filling, saute garlic in oil. Add onion and cook until translucent, then add the crab meat, mushrooms, sage, pepper, salt and peppers. Saute until mushrooms are soft.
  3. Remove chicken from wine. Pat dry.
  4. Place filling on one side of chicken breast, then roll. Tie with string.
  5. Heat butter in Dutch oven and brown chicken breasts on both sides.
  6. Add coconut MILK and ginger. Simmer a few minutes.
  7. Dissolve bouillon cube in coconut CREAM and pour into pan with half and half. Simmer until chicken is tender, turning occasionally, about 30 minutes. Remove chicken. Set aside and keep warm.
  8. Stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Let the sauce simmer and add cornstarch mixture to thicken.
  9. Remove string and slice chicken rolls and pour sauce over to serve.

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About Chicken Stuffed With Crab (Pinag-Isang Manok)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Filipino
Hashtag: #crab

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