Filipino Style Chicken Soup with Mung Beans, Garlic and Bay Leaves



chicken breasts/wings for 5-6 people
2 onions (cut into wedges)
2 garlic heads or 2 tbs garlic granules/powder (peeled)
3 tbs oil (I used grapeseed oil)
10-15 bay leaves
2 cups mung beans
10 small potatoes or some other starchy vegetable such as yam or green plantains/bananas
3 chicken cubes (10g each)
4 cups of hot water
2 tbs turmeric / curcuma
cooked rice to serve
chilli sauce (I used sweet chilli sauce) to serve


large/non-stick pot with cover


Place chicken, onions, bay leaves, garlic if fresh used and oil in a pot and saute until onions and chicken are golden brown. Add the rest of ingredients and cook covered until chicken, mung and potatoes are ready.
Add some more water if soup is too thick.

Serve with rice topped with chilli sauce on a side.

Serve 5-6 people.

Your thoughts…

  1. Dear Margot I love this dish! so nice and yummy!!! Gloria

  2. mmmm. love the bay leaves :)

  3. Bay leaves add that little something something to every dish.

  4. Hi! It’s great to know you love discovering new food and thanks for featuring Filipino food! :) This dish is not only delicious and comforting but very nutritious as well!

  5. It looks great and delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Margot..

  6. Veloriamarrs25 says:

    Never tried this one before..lucky,I found this and I’m going to make this later for my husband:)

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