Chicken Ampalaya

Chicken Ampalaya is a quick and easy recipe for ampalaya lovers. This Chicken Ampalaya or stir fry chicken with bitter melon is simply cooked in soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and bell peppers are added. So delicious and nutritious that we finished it in one sitting.

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Ampalaya or Bitter Melon also known as Bitter Gourd has always been my favorite vegetable. The bitterness of this vegetable and all the amazing health benefits makes me crave more. 

Do you know research shows Ampalayas health benefits includes managing blood sugar and treating diabetes, enhancing body immunity, helps sharpen vision, relieving asthma, enhance skin and treat skin condition? 

It also plays role in cancer prevention, reduce cholesterol levels, promoting bone health and promoting weight loss and good digestion. 

Hubby is kinda tired of the common Ginisang Ampalaya cooked in shrimp and egg so I figure why not make something new. With this Chicken Ampalaya dish, I added thin slices of red bell pepper and grated ginger and it turned out really good. Simple yet so delicious!

This Chicken Ampalaya recipe is similar to Ampalaya con Karne which is ampalaya cooked in thin slices of beef with tausi or salted black beans. You can use pork or beef instead of chicken in this recipe. 

This recipe is worth a try specially if you love bitter melon like me. Make it share with friends and family. Also, check related ampalaya recipes below by clicking on the name link below the picture to see complete recipe. 

  • 2 large ampalaya , sliced
  • 1/2 lb boneless (breast or thigh) chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 thumb size ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp cornstarch diluted in 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (or any)
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

  1. Heat pan and add oil. Saute onion, garlic and ginger until limp.
  2. Add chicken and stir. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat. 
  3. Add hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Stir and cook for a minute. 
  4. Pour-in water and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Season with ground pepper. 
  5. Add bell pepper and ampalaya. Allow to cook for 3 minutes or until tender yet crisp before stirring. 
  6. Pour-in cornstarch diluted in water and stir. Cook for a minute.
  7. Turn off the heat and drizzle with sesame oil. Transfer in a serving dish and serve. Enjoy! 

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