June 30, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Homemade Chicken Tocino

Homemade Chicken Tocino

I really love tocino. The sweet and tender meat with caramelized sugar on it was really a mouth-watering meal. As much as I want to buy tocino regularly I am afraid that those sold in the market was full of artificial preservatives which really worries me because our son, Matt will be eating it too. Mommy searched the web on how to make our own tocino. (Yes, mommy was the one who researched for the recipes; I was the one who make it. Hehehe).    

Here’s how to do it with some variation from the original recipe:

½ kilo chicken breast fillet
1 tbsp. rock salt
1 tbsp. ground pepper
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup pineapple juice
1-2 tbsp. sweet paprika, for coloring

Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, brown sugar and paprika (you may opt for spiced paprika if you want a little bit spicy tocino). Add pineapple juice. Cure the chicken for at least 2 days. Fry in oil and serve with rice.

Next time, I’ll try pork meat too.