Mama Sita’s Spicy Chicken Caldereta

Mama Sita’s Spicy Chicken Caldereta


  • 5 Chicken Thighs
  • 5 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 lg. Onion, sliced
  • 1 sweet Bell Pepper, cut into one inch squares
  • 2 Carrots, cut into half-inch circles
  • 3 Potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1 cup Green Peas, frozen
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pk. Mama Sita’s Caldereta Mix
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper flakes
  • 2-3 cups Water


Step 1

Heat olive oil and brown chicken pieces. Set browned chicken pieces aside and drain all but two tablespoons of the oil from the pan.

Step 2

Saute’ the garlic and onions until they are fragrant and slightly softened. Return the chicken to the pan and pour in the water. Simmer until the chicken is tender.

Step 3

Add the potatoes, carrots and Caldereta Mix. Add more water if it looks too dry. You should have some sauce on it like a stew. Cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes then add the peas and bell peppers. Cook for another 5 minutes until they are just cooked through. The sauce, by this time, should be slightly thickened from the mix and the potatoes. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. I didn’t have to add additional salt as the mix already had enough in it. So taste first before adding more salt.